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Plastic artist Laila Razouk .... The essence of her art is Syria's civilizational heritage

For half a century, the plastic artist, Laila Razouk, devoted herself to the realistic school of painting and sculpture by producing works related to the Syrian cultural heritage.

Razouk, who was born and raised in the town of Al-Suqaylabiyah in the countryside of Hama, embodied her work with very clear and prominent details , as she relied on the method of mixing different layers of colour in the painting and on the various materials in the sculpture to present them through a  scenic composition, that narrates chapters from her town's history.

Farid Shankan: a creative Damascene artist who excels in Syrian formation, Shami Arabesque and marble mosaic

The artist, Farid Shankan, was influenced by the civilizational and architectural character of his city, Damascus, as it emerged strongly through his various artistic creations through its temporal and spatial heritage, which represents the heritage of the Syrian city with all its details of lanes, streets, narrow alleys and walls.

Shankan stated to SANA that all art meets in old Damascus, where the art of marble and sculpture meets stone and antique, the shape of water pond stones and their fountains, the Ornamentation and engraving of its ceilings and the walls of alternating colors of its old houses.

The traditional fur market in Homs ... A sound image in the popular memory

The heritage markets in the center of the old city of Homs have a special image in popular memory, as the rehabilitation of these markets and the return of a number of traditional professions to them have restored life to these markets, making them a destination for a large number of visitors. One of these markets is the Fur Market or, as the public calls it, “Al Furwatiyeh ”, according to a type of dress and furnish  that many still want to own.

The Fur Market, which connects three markets, namely copper, tailors and carpenters, contains dozens of shops that stand in two compact rows. A small square intercedes the market. Its floor, as well as the walls of its shops, are made of black basalt stones. It contains shops of a group of craftsmen who inherited the profession of making various kinds of fur, the father from the grandfather.

Nidal Melisso, who has been working for thirty years in this profession, says that he sews the fur parts as a stage of work after cleaning and washing them with salt and alum to remove what is stuck with it, then begins the stage of tanning, sewing  and packing it with cloth from the outside, indicating that this profession requires a lot of patience and perfection amid the  demand for buying fur despite the high prices, starting from SYP 50.000 to 150.000 for each fur.

“Al-zohour” Musical band’s concert at Dummar Cultural Complex

“Al-Zohour” Musical Band for Children has recently presented a concert at Dummar Cultural Complex, led by Maestro Fadi Khair Bek.

The children played wonderful melodies and sang for the homeland, spring and peace.

“Qasurah Hasan", a martyr’s son who has been playing oud for two years, expressed his joy in playing music with his friends, wishing that all the children in Syria will listen to and enjoy his melodies.

Artist Ghassan Maso'ud ... We need SYP billion to develop theatrical project… Is theater a priority or is providing bread

At the invitation of the "Mada" group, an open meeting was held with the artist Ghassan Maso'ud, in the presence of a large audience at Dar Al Thaqafa theater. The meeting initiated with Hassan Okla,  who said that artist "Maso'ud" is an artist who is unlike anyone else and no one is like him. What brings them together is theater love.

In turn, the artist "Maso'ud" has indicated at the beginning of his speech that Homs is the city of culture and theater, as its stage actors had important contributions from the beginnings that were dedicated since the seventies until now, adding: "I should have found a time to visit Homs and meet with its intellectuals because I still love the theater and he who loves theater cannot get out of it and our relationship to the theater is similar to human relations."