Posted on October 06, 2014

It was a colourful and captivating show at the Amphitheatre in West End Park (Cricket Stadium) in Industrial Area where the Ministry of Interior (MoI), in collaboration with the representatives of six expat communities in Qatar, held Eid Al Adha Fest 2014 for Communities' on the first day of Eid on Saturday, said Qatar Tribune. 

A large number of Asian expatriates, many of which are residents of the Industrial Area, attended the event where the festival offered a blend of folk songs and ethnic dances and an experience that gave the audience a taste of their home countries' culture. The five-hour show delivered performances from the Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan, Nepalese and Indonesian communities to thousands of spectators, while the Singing Birds Orchestra' provided technical support for performers.

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The event, organised by the MoI's Public Relations Department, in association with the Community Policing Department, was open for both bachelors and families. The performances included classical, folk and modern songs and dances from the six Asian countries, such as Indonesian Dolanan and Jaipong Daun Pulus dances, a Bangladeshi costume show, Pakistani Urdu and Pushto songs and a Sri Lankan cultural drumming session.

The festival also saw the participation of local as well as Asian artists, including an Indian show by Kerala Cultural Association and a dance performance by Gujarati Samaj, as well as a folk song and a traditional dance by Bued from Nepal. As part of the celebration, participants got a chance to win prizes at a raffle draw sponsored by Malabar Gold as well as tens of prizes sponsored by the MoI. Free water, beverages and snacks were also available during the event.