The curtains went up again for the second edition of the Cultural Diversity Festival organised by the Cultural Village Foundation- Katara in cooperation with UNESCO’s Doha office at the Katara Amphitheatre.

The Cultural Diversity Festival, kicked off with two charming Folklore performances from the Palestinian group and Qatar’s Al-Maha group. The traditional Qatari troupe fascinated the crowd with their interpretation of traditional maritime songs, accompanied with authentic beats played along with the Oud. Following the Qatari performance, a passionate Palestinian performance captivated the audience with ‘Dabkah’, a dance that evolved around  a medley of traditional songs.


Deputy General Manager of Katara and Head of Operations Ahmad Al-Sayed said the launch of the second Cultural Diversity Festival comes after the tremendous success of last year’s edition. He said that the festival comes as part of Katara’s on-going efforts to promote an array of cultures and open vivid windows on a world filled with art, music, folklore, traditions and much more.

The festival, scheduled to continue until 11 November, will feature  cultural performances from more than 20 countries. The countries who will join this edition include Qatar, Palestine, Lebanon, Algeria, Ethiopia, Togo, South Africa, China, South Korea, Pakistan, Iran, Chechnya, Turkey, Hungary, Germany, Slovakia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, United Kingdom, Mexico, and Brazil.

For more information about the cultural performances, visit the Katara website through this link.