36th edition of Jerash Festival starts; 1,500 artists take part

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AMMAN — The 36th edition of the Jerash Festival of Culture and Arts started on Wednesday; the 10-day event will be filled with local, Arab and international artistic and cultural performances, the majority to be held in the ancient city in Jerash, according to Al-Mamlaka TV.اضافة اعلان

The opening ceremony started at 7pm with the lighting of the festival torch, a performance by musician Tariq Al-Nasser, dances, and performances by a group of Jordanian artists.

The festival’s executive director, Mazen Kawar, said that this year’s program includes some 250 artistic, cultural, and craft activities, and sees the participation of 1,500 artists and performers from Jordan, the region, and the world. There will also be performances by 25 bands, to be held in the Oval Plaza-main square, he said.

Held under the slogan “Nawarat Layalina”, the festival will end on August 6.

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