Fenaa Alawwal cultural center on Monday inaugurated the FenaaPhone exhibition at its headquarters in the Diplomatic Quarter in Riyadh, showcasing the history of Saudi folk music through a unique musical collection dating back to the 1950s.
The exhibition provides an exceptional experience for visitors wishing to explore various aspects of the Saudi musical heritage, learn about the development of Saudi folk music, examine its role in building the contemporary cultural scene, and for those who cherish its pioneers.
It is also a treasure trove of cassette tapes, old recordings, posters of artists, and rare photos.
The exhibition presents a curated dialogue in five sections: Folk to Formal, which explores the earliest music and its structural shifts; Tuning from Within, which expands on the beginnings of the local music industry; We Are Now Live, which walks visitors through a maturing regional and global music scene; Make it Pop!, which showcases the influence of print and its critical coverage of events; and Voices of the Current, which studies the musical scene in contemporary times.
The exhibition will be open until October 12; it receives visitors daily from 10am to 10pm, except on Fridays when visiting hours are from 4pm to 10pm. Those wishing to visit can register at: https://www.ticketmx.com/ar/d/3981/fenaaphone.
Source: Saudi Press Agency