Arabs (/ˈærəbz/; Arabic: عرب, ‘arab) are a major panethnic group whose native language is Arabic, comprising the majority of the Arab world. They primarily inhabit Western Asia, North Africa, and parts of the Horn of Africa. Before the spread of Islam, Arab referred to any of the largely nomadic Semitic tribes inhabiting the northern and central Arabian Peninsula. In modern usage Arab refers to a heterogeneous collection of Arabic-speaking peoples in the Middle East and North Africa. The ties that bind Arabs are linguistic, cultural, and political, and to a lesser extent genetic, with Arabized Arabs displaying genetic admixture from the Arabian peninsula as well as indigenous elements. As such, Arab identity is based on one or more of genealogical, linguistic or cultural grounds, although with competing identities often taking a more prominent role, based on considerations including regional, national, clan, kin, sect, and tribe affiliations and relationships. Not all people who could be considered Arab identify as such. If the Arab panethnicity is regarded as a single population, then it constitutes the world's second largest group of people after the Han Chinese.

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Inside Nora Fatehi's 31st birthday: Actor throws a yacht party in Dubai, cake has her sitting on a throne. Watch

Indian Express 07 Feb 2023
Her party was all about dancing and having a good time. Nora also showed off her belly dancing skills on a moving yacht as her friends cheered for her ... Nora shared a fun picture from her birthday party on the yacht with the Burj Al Arab in the background....

Will the world listen to the plight of the Palestinians in Gaza? Opinion

The Jerusalem Post 05 Feb 2023
Hamas’ oppressive rule over women doesn’t allow Gaza’s girls or women to sing or dance in public (Credit ... As an Arab Israeli myself, who fought against Hamas in Gaza, it’s no surprise to me to hear these devastating testimonies of what I know Gazans experience under Hamas every day....

Will the year of Arab excellence continue into 2023?

The New Arab 03 Feb 2023
The Palestinian-American comedy tells the story of the eponymous protagonist’s dance with immigration and customs enforcement, juggling Muslim-Arab family customs with Western norms, and that famous ‘immigrant hustle’ ... became the first Sudanese-Brit to win Strictly Come Dancing....

Artistic director bids to celebrate Saudi’s cultural identity with festival

Arab News 02 Feb 2023
For years he has created these spectacular events, in Europe and the Arab world, including his latest, when lights, dance, water and a huge hot air balloon were utilized to mark the opening ceremony of the World Cup in Qatar ... He told Arab News....

Big B’s Arabian dance video earns him new name ‘Sheikh Amitabh ‘

The Siasat Daily 01 Feb 2023
... seen dancing with local people in the country ... However, despite his efforts, some fans are finding Amitabh’s dancing to the Arabic music a bit awkward, leading to some social media reactions ... Amitabh Bachchan’s arabian dance video lands him with a new arabic nicknames....

Egyptian soprano, Bocelli-Jameel recipient Laura Mekhail charms Jeddah

Arab News 29 Jan 2023
Mekhail is the first Arab woman to receive the scholarship, as the inaugural recipient was French soprano Clara Barbier Serrano. The Arab soprano performed next to Italian pianist and composer Daniele Ciminiello, who had coincidentally also performed with Serrano last year at the same venue....

Letters to the Editor January 30, 2023: Leave for a better country

The Jerusalem Post 29 Jan 2023
Nides is fostering peaceful expectations between Arabs and Israelis ... to keep that terrorist (my terminology) organization afloat in order to improve the lives of the Arab Palestinians ... The dancing in the Arab streets, including fireworks, was sickening, to say the least. ....

Saudi Arabia’s Qemam festival becomes an annual showcase for the world’s mountain tribal cultures

Arab News 28 Jan 2023
It’s our happiness to dance,” Bachana Chanturia, artistic director of the Georgian National Ensemble, told Arab News ... It’s not just a dance, it’s a philosophy of the region of Uzbekistan,” Alibek Kabdurakhmanov, who heads the ensemble, told Arab News ... A Montenegrin troupe performs “The dance from old Montenegro.” (Huda Bashatah/Arab News)....

Compangie Hervé Koubi returns to Aspen Santa Fe Ballet with with message of hope through dance

Aspen Times 26 Jan 2023
He decided he needed to know more and went on a quest in 2010 to educate himself about his Algerian heritage through local dance traditions ...Hervé only learned about his roots at age 25, when his father showed him a picture of his great-great grandfather in Arabic-style dress back in Algeria,” said dance company co-founder Guillaume Gabriel....

Saudi ministries launch national cultural skills contest

Arab News 26 Jan 2023
RIYADH. Saudi Arabia is to stage its first national cultural skills competition — with a prize-money pot of SR5 million ($1.33 million) ... Kattan said the competition would cover multiple tracks in various cultural sectors including short films, Arabic calligraphy, visual arts, music, theater, manga and short stories, and folk dance ... .......

GRAMMY Museum® Presents Shakira, Shakira: The GRAMMY Museum Experience

Eagle-Tribune 26 Jan 2023
Early in her career, Shakira began fusing elements of her mixed ethnicity and multicultural roots, including the Lebanese heritage on her father’s side, with Arabic dancing and the mainstream pop rock that she grew up with, to construct a richly layered sonic universe that allowed her to grow as a creator while appealing to a worldwide audience ... T ... ....

Who's behind Basbousa, the viral Arabic song featured in Louis Vuitton's show?

The National 23 Jan 2023
But it's a clip of the Spanish star grooving to a viral Arabic song that's caught the attention of many of her fans in the Middle East ... At one point, she danced to Basbousa, the Arabic song which went viral on TikTok in 2021 ... There are also a number of variations, incorporating belly dance and some smooth dabke moves....

Beyoncé makes controversial live return at exclusive Dubai concert

The Observer 22 Jan 2023
That album purported to be a love letter to Black and queer dance music pioneers and communities. As many fans have noted, homosexuality is illegal in the United Arab Emirates and considered a crime punishable by death ... Read more ... Nevertheless, footage is appearing online and shows the musician backed by the Lebanese dance troupe the Mayyas ... ....

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