Storyteller Tent at Saudi National Camel Festival

Saudi people ride camels as they celebrate the Muslim holiday of Eid Al-Adha in a desert in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia, in this photo taken on September 1, 2017. (REUTERS)
Updated 06 January 2018

Storyteller Tent at Saudi National Camel Festival

The first episode of “Storyteller Tent” starts on Thursday at the second King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival.

The program hosts a dialogue with camel owners Nasser M. Al-Bureik, Saif M. Al-Mazrou’I and Hamad O. Al-Muri. The dialogue is moderated by Mubarak bin Saif.

Moreover, Mohammed bin Sabil will present a meeting with poets Abdullah Bin Oun, Said M. Al-Aklabi and Naif bin Sha’mal, vocalist Saleh Al-Zuheiri, storyteller Abdullah Bin Merjah, and banjo player Obeid Al-Rashidi.

The festival’s spokesman. Sultan Al-Buqami, said that the “Storyteller Tent” aims to present popular cultural heritage orally through various events, including a dialogue session in which poets and storytellers talk about old poems and camel tales with a banjo music background.

Al-Buqami stressed the desire of the festival to present cultural heritage and traditional oral activities, and in showing their importance in connecting people with their deep past.

He also noted that the events of the “Storyteller Tent” are directed toward those interested in popular culture, and visitors of the festivals. These events, he added, will continue throughout the mid-year school vacation.

He added that the Storyteller Tent will host prominent poets and storytellers in the Kingdom at various events, and visitors will meet famous Saudi storytellers.

GEA and Misk launch ‘Entertainment Pioneers’ program

Updated 26 June 2019

GEA and Misk launch ‘Entertainment Pioneers’ program

RIYADH: The General Authority for Entertainment (GEA) launched its “Entertainment Pioneers” program, in partnership with the Initiatives Center at the Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Foundation (Misk).

The program aims to prepare citizens, and especially fresh graduates, to work with the most renowned international companies in the field of entertainment, to gain experience, develop their skills in the field, and enable them to integrate this sector and contribute to its development and prosperity.

The program is part of GEA’s strategy to develop the sector of entertainment in accordance with the best international standards, and to provide it with qualified national competencies in this field, to meet the objectives of the Quality of Life program, a basic part of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.

The first stage of the program will kick off in collaboration with a leading American entertainment company that employs 44,000 people worldwide, and that has a record of more than 30,000 entertainment programs and 100 festivals, with its sales surpassing of 500 million tickets per year.

In addition, various international companies are participating in the event, in order to train Saudis in the tasks of planning, organization and management of entertainment programs and projects.

As part of its plans to develop and increase the size of local content in the entertainment sector, GEA is launching several other initiatives to train Saudi cadres develop their skills, and to integrate the job market especially in small and medium enterprises in the field of entertainment.

For registration a webpage was set on the link: