Cultural performances enliven Royal Wharf
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
ABOUT 100 members of the public gathered at the Royal Wharf to celebrate the royal wedding through religious and cultural performances organised by villages in the Brunei-Muara district.
A total of three male nasyid (Islamic songs) groups and four female tausyeh (poetry declamation) teams – that consist of 10 members – took part in a competition to mark the royal wedding between His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Malik and Dk Raabi’atul ‘Adawiyyah Pg Hj Bolkiah.
Head village of Lambak Kiri Hj Hamdani Omar said the Berakas _nasyid _team joined the competition to show their respect and support for the royal wedding, adding that he hoped to show Brunei’s culture to youth.
“We joined not to win the competition, but to celebrate the royal wedding,” he said in an interview.
Hjh Normah Hj Yusuf, the _tausyeh _team leader of Al-Qaisara, said she hopes to gather the youth to learn about the nation’s culture through religious performances.
“It is not important to win today, it is not our objective, instead it is to celebrate and show the youth about our local culture,” she said.
Hjh Norlina Hj Chuchu, the _tausyeh _team leader of Nurul Ain echoed similar sentiments, saying that her team participated to celebrate the royal wedding.
“We decided to express our support through these performances by showcasing our Bruneian culture,” she added.
The cultural performances will continue daily until April 14.
The Brunei Times