Maldives in still mode

Cultural dance

Posted in Culture, Event by Mohamed Abdulla Shafeeg on July 27, 2013

DSC_0497 DSC_0512 DSC_0515Maldives cultural dance performs by ladies staff of Sun Island Resort & Spa.

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Dhandi Jehun Folk Dance

Posted in Culture, History, information by Mohamed Abdulla Shafeeg on May 14, 2013

DSC_0259 DSC_0263 DSC_0266 DSC_0275Dhandi Jehun is a popular dance form of the beautiful islands of Maldives. The style in which the Maldives Dhandi Jehun folk dance is performed varies from island to island. A group of 30 men participate in this dance. It is believed that Dhandi Jehun dance has come from Malik (Minicoy Islands). Read on to know more about the Dhandi Jehun folk dance Of Maldives.

The dance consists of a lead singer, who usually sings the “Thaara” songs or “Unbaa” songs. Other group members sing in chorus and dance to the beat of the song. In the Dhandi Jehun folk dance show, each performer holds three sticks called Dhandi. While dancing, he hits his Dhandi with that of the performer facing him. There is no specific dress for the dancers. However, they all dress up in uniformity.

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Bandiyaa Jehun Dance

Posted in Culture, History, information, Photography by Mohamed Abdulla Shafeeg on April 16, 2013

DSC_0358 DSC_0368 DSC_0377 DSC_0379Bandiyaa Jehun is a popular dance form that takes place in the Maldives Island. Though, western pop and Indian music are becoming increasingly popular, but this traditional Bandiyaa Jehun folk dance of Maldives has its own importance. It is like the Indian pot dance, in which the women carrying metal water pots sing and dance to the tune of music. While singing, they tap the pots with their finger rings. Read on to know more about the Maldives Bandiyaa Jehun folk dance.

There is no specific dress for the performers, but definitely they all dress up in uniformity. Usually, women wear a long skirt and a blouse called ‘Dhigu hedhun’. In the present times, many new things have been incorporated like the use of a number of instruments like drum and harmonica. Even as far the music & apparels are concerned, lots of modifications have been made to keep up with the changing trends.

Mosques from Addu

Posted in Culture, History, Photography by Mohamed Abdulla Shafeeg on May 8, 2009

On the dance floor

Posted in Culture by Mohamed Abdulla Shafeeg on September 18, 2008

Hukuru Miskiy: A national treasure

Posted in BW, Culture, History by Mohamed Abdulla Shafeeg on May 2, 2008

Hukuru Miskiy in Maldives is the oldest mosque of the country that was established in the year 1956. This old Friday mosque was set up during the reign of Sultan Ibrahim Iskandhar I. Hukuru Miskiiy is known for its fine lacquer work and intricate woodcarvings.

Built with coral stones, the interior and exterior walls of the mosque are beautifully carved with Arabic writings and other ornamental designs. Different kinds of woods are used in the making of the doors, window frames and roof of Hukuru Miskiiy. If you visit the place, you can also find the various ancient tombstones erected in its compound.

Eid Celebrations

Posted in Culture, People, Photography by Mohamed Abdulla Shafeeg on March 24, 2006

Pictures from Noonu Velidhoo

Sh. Feevah

Posted in Culture, Island Life by Mohamed Abdulla Shafeeg on October 16, 2005

Sh. Feevah

Feevah1Deferent scenes from Shaviyani Feevah. These pictures taken on September 2005.

Feevah (Dhivehi: ފީވައް) is one of the inhabited islands of Shaviyani Atoll administrative and geographically part of the Miladhummadulhu Atoll in the Maldives.
The island has had its fair share of natural disasters. Feevah was the southern most island which was affected by the August 1815 earthquakes that shook the northernmost islands of the Maldives. The island was later severely damaged by the great cyclone of 1821. In modern history, the Boxing Day Tsunami of 2004 damaged the island and has affected agriculture on the island- the main occupation of its inhabitants.

Source: wikipedia.org

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N. Foddhoo

Posted in Culture, Island Life by Mohamed Abdulla Shafeeg on June 2, 2005

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Scenes from Noonu Foddhoo. These pictures took on May 2005.

Foddhoo (Dhivehi: ފޮއްދޫ) is one of the inhabited islands of Noonu Atoll. The island is named after the Fonga Gas (tree) which was one of a king in the world. It was visited by many foreign traveler, and the island’s Feili (a cloth worn by Maldivians) was know as Dhera Feili.

Source: wikipedia.org

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