Al-Ayyala, a traditional performing art of the Sultanate of…United Arab Emirates, Oman
Representative List 2014
EN: Omani AI-Ayyala performance, showing one row of men holding thin sticks. Drummers and individual performers occupy the central space.
EN: During a performance of AI-Ayyala in the UAE, a separate row of al-na'ashat performers in their colourful dresses toss their hair around and add vibrancy to the show.
EN: Musical instruments are used during AI-Ayyala to pace the performers' movements. The leader (al-abu) holds a large drum, next to a tambourine player. A row of AI-Ayyala Omani performers are in the background..
EN: Musical instruments (drums and tambourines) used for an AI-Ayyala performance in the UAE.
EN: AI-Ayyala performers during Abu Dhabi celebrations of World Heritage day, with children taking part in the performance (UAE).
EN: AI-Ayyala performers take part in a competion for traditional performing arts, October 2012, Sur, Oman.
EN: A gathering of AI-Ayyala heritage practitioners in AI-Ain city, UAE, to discuss its nomination for inscription on ICH Representative List.
EN: The owner of a private heritage village signing his consent to the AI-Ayyala nomination, 18 March 2013, UAE.
EN: Community participants discussing AI-Ayyala safeguarding measures in a symposium of Omani performing arts, organized by the Ministry of Heritage and Culture in Sur, Oman, 15 October 2012
EN: Community and NGO representatives participating in training on AI-Ayyala safeguarding measures, AI Ain, UAE