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Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

KUWAIT: A Kuwaiti folk­lore band per­forms dur­ing a na­tional ac­tiv­ity. Pearl div­ing ships in pre-oil Kuwait used to carry a per­son named ‘Al-Nah­ham’ whose job was to sing, en­ter­tain and mo­ti­vate divers dur­ing long sea voy­ages. Af­ter the dis­cov­ery of oil and sub­se­quent end of pearl div­ing trips, ‘Al-Nahma’ be­came cel­e­brated as a folk­lore mu­si­cal art form in Kuwait.

—KUNA photo

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