Spring of Culture

Spring of Culture

March
The first Arab state to discover oil, the Persian Gulf country of Bahrain has enjoyed dramatic economic development since the first half of the 20th century. In recent decades, government organizations have worked toward making its national arts program as robust as its oil industry. The Spring of Culture Festival, held every March in the capital city of Manama, helps fulfill this cultural mission and promotes tourism to the country. The festival is organized by the Sector of Culture and Heritage with the support of the Economic Development Board.
Thanks to its reputation as a meeting place between the East and the West, Spring of Culture is able to attract performers from all over the world. The festival was first held in 2006. In its first few years, the proceedings sometimes continued into April to overlap with the internationally known Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix, also held in Manama.
National, regional, and international artists converge on Manama to perform poetry readings, music, theater, and dance. Experts also present lectures and hold workshops. A survey of past performers illustrates the diversity of the performers: over the years the event has featured a Lebanese musician, a Senegalese singer, an Algerian-French thinker, and a Japanese drumming troupe.
CONTACTS:
Economic Development Board of Bahrain
P.O. Box 11299
Manama Kingdom of Bahrain
www.bahrainedb.com
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