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Saudi's got talent, within certain parameters

by Chris Newbould on Jun 11, 2012




A Saudi city known for its ultra-conservatism has created its own version of the "Arabs Got Talent" television reality show, but with no music and women banned from taking part, Al Hayat Daily reports.

Instead, competitors will be permitted to perform religious chants, recite poems and engage in sports events.

The contest is being held north of the capital in the city of Buraydah, known as a centre for Wahhabism, the strict interpretation of Islam that is widely followed in the kingdom,.

"Buraydah's Got Talent" is the title of the contest which will abide by the strict rules of segregation between the sexes, meaning it is not open to women.

Music, singing and dancing are off the menu too, despite being staples in MBC's "Arabs Got Talent" and similar talent competitions that have become a global viewing phenomenon, with at least 32 different national or regional versions.

The Saudi version, organised by the Internet Buraydah Forum, will take place in the open air before a jury comprising a poet, a television producer and TV presenters, Al-Hayat said, quoting forum supervisor Jalawi al-Shukair.

 


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