HUDA ABDULMUGHNI

Ano Novo do Pescador
Nowruz Sayadeen

Durante o calor escaldante do verão na Ilha Qeshm, no Golfo Pérsico, a vila de Salakh é dominada pelas celebrações do Nowruz Sayadeen, o Ano Novo do Pescador. Toda a pesca – um símbolo do sustento da aldeia – é suspensa, e a comunidade celebra, pura e simplesmente, a generosidade da natureza. Personagens ganham corpo com folhas de bananeira e objetos cotidianos. O shtoor (camelo), o asb (cavalo), o rooba (pássaro) e o booye saroom (filho do pastor) espalham-se pela areia brincando com todos em seu caminho. Apenas o Shushi, único personagem sobrenatural,  que, em sua dança, nunca se perde na multidão.

During the searing summer heat in Qeshm Island in the Persian Gulf, the village of Salakh is overcome by the celebrations of the annual Nowruz Sayadeen (the Fisherman’s New Year). On this day, all fishing – a symbol of the village’s livelihood – comes to a standstill out of respect to nature’s bounty. Amidst the celebrations an array of characters push through the crowd, teasing and frightening anyone in their path. The only make-believe character, the Shushi, toys with the crowd the most. With the palm leaves brandished on each of his hands, and the long woven reed hat on his head, the Shushi in his dance is never lost in the crowd. The other characters scattered on the sand include: the shtoor (camel), the asb (horse), a rooba (bird), and the booye saroom (pastor’s son).

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