Palestinian Folk Dance
Awda, which in Arabic means “return,” is a group born in 1990, fruit of the dream, work and dedication of young Palestinians who wish to promote Palestinian folk dance, Dabka, but also their typical costumes, with special emphasis on the one from the city of Nazareth in Palestine. This group wants the world to get in touch with their roots and to know part of the rich Palestinian cultural heritage, so that it will last and serve as a defense and strength of the identity of the Palestinian people.
With this motto, they join forces to internationalize the project, receiving the well-deserved fruits from this hard work, both by attending some international festivals and performing in various countries such as Hungary, Spain, Egypt, Morocco, Thailand and Jordan. Now it’s Portugal’s turn. Among other cities, Lisbon was one of the chosen ones to receive this interesting opportunity for cultural sharing, with the collaboration and support of the Palestinian Diplomatic Mission and the Lisbon City Hall.