Bosra 21st International Festival Syria

9 - 16 august 2009

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The Bosra amfitheatre Syria



The official invitation:

Fortunately with English translation:

Trip Schedule:

Sunday 9 - aug   Arrival to Damascus airport, after finalizing entrance procedure with your guide, going to hotel, dinner/ overnight in Damascus
Monday 10 - aug   After breakfast departure to Bosra, stop over in Shahba Sham for sightseeing, continue to Bosra, in the evening concert - overnight in Bosra
Tuesday 11 - aug   After breakfast Bosra tour, incl Nabatean walls, mosque, church, amphitheater and citadel, departure to Sweida, in the evening concert in Sweida, dinner and overnight in Sweida
Wednesday 12 - aug   After breakfast departure to Damascus, full Damascus city tour, shopping in Hamidiye, after lunch continue Damascus city tour
Thursday 13 - aug   After breakfast tours to Ma'alula and Saidnaya, in the evening concert in Azem Palace, late dinner and overnight in Damascus
Friday 14 - aug   Early departure after breakfast to Tartous, stop over in Hama to see Water Wheels on Orontes River, arriving to Tartous, in the evening concert, dinner and overnight in Tartous
Saturday 15 - aug   Later check out from hotel, lunch and departure to see Crack de Chevalier, late evening arriving to Damascus for dinner and departure to Dam. Int. Airport
Sunday 16 - aug   Arrival Amsterdam airport 09.00


Participating groups:

The Netherlands

Folk Dance group Oriënt Culemborg

10 augustus Bosra Amfi theater
together with one other group and after the break the famous Syrian singer Ali Deek

11 august solo concert in Sweida

13 august solo concert in Damascus the Azem Palace

14 august in Tartous Mediterranean costal city



Les Enfants du Morvan folk dance group


Monolofos Folk Dance group


Escola de Musica I danses de Mallorca


Koninklijke Volkskunstgroep Reuzegom

9 august Latakia ( Mediterranean city) solo concert

10 august Tartous ( Mediterranean costal city) solo concert

12 august Sweida, solo concert

13 august Bosra concert

14 august Damascus Azem Palace




Chuvashian State Academic Ensemble of Song and Dance

This year in the Netherlands at festival Odoorn:

In 2007 they were in Edegem België:


Aria Di Casa Nostra Folk Group


And several Arabic and Syrian groups.



The members who participate in this Festival:




Thursday the 12th of March 2009 first rehearsel

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The local newspapers:





Another rehearsel 18 - 6 - 2009

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We are selling typical dutch "stroopwafels" (treacle waffles) to raise some fundings to finance our trip to Syria






6 july 2009 rehearsel together with the orchestra

Rienk en Véronique
Hans en Jannie oefenen een walsje!


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Local newspapers:

Culemborgse Courant 8 juli 2009



The 12th of july 2009 Fund-raising Action Day

as a part of the event "Culemborg Bijvoorbeeld"

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See our (dutch) story and pictures of the trip to Syrië

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