Rotinda: Arabesque limits development of Kurdish art

Kurdish singer Rotinda said that the Arabesque phenomenon limits the development of Kurdish art. He also pointed out that the Kurds' enemies are targeting Kurdish society through culture and art and stressed the necessity to develop and protect the Kurdish heritage.

Our agency, Hawar news agency (ANHA) interviewed with the Kurdish singer Rotinda during his tour in Rojava areas at the first visit to participate in several concerts, and he talked about a range of artistic and cultural issues.

'Rojava is world eye's light'

The singer Rotinda spoke about his impressions of his first visit to Rojava: "Rojava is the world eye's light. Everywhere you go when you say that I am a Kurdish, the names of Ocalan and Kobani emerge. During the Soviet Revolution, fortifications were built to prevent external attacks, but in Rojava the situation is different. The regimes that fear affecting the democratic experiment in Rojava on their countries built fortifications in their regions. The Rojava Revolution is a cosmic and legitimate revolution, representing the peoples. I felt more excited and enthusiasm during my visit to Rojava."

As for the level of Kurdish art, Rotinda said: "Since 1990, the world has been witnessing stagnant in the artistic field. In contrast, the Kurdish art is advanced, but there are also serious mistakes as the repetition and the Arabesque phenomenon dominate the Kurdish art. Unfortunately, Arabesque has a great impact on our society. Arabesque expresses low feelings and hinders the development of art. The Kurds today lead the forefront of the revolution in general, but unfortunately, we did not get rid of the effects of the ruling regimes artistically, so we do not achieve the required development."

Kurdish peoples' foes target the culture in the first stage

Rotinda pointed out that the occupied countries seek to spread the Arabesque culture in Kurdistan, "The Turkish occupation state targets the culture of the Kurdish people before anything. They said it publicly, at first, we must eliminate the culture of the Kurds, and later they will be forgotten. The societies are known through their culture and art. They spread the Arabesque phenomenon and culture in Kurdistan systematically."

The Artist Rotinda stressed the need to develop and protect the Kurdish heritage and culture in the face of Arabesque culture: "In order to be able to keep up with the revolution which was existed by the blood of thousands of martyrs, we must take important steps at the artistic level. Kurdish art and culture have a great influence on the revolution of Rojava, but unfortunately, that does not materialize through artistic productions. We must highlight the ancient Kurdish heritage."



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