Thursday, 6 May 2021
Edinburgh- The Royal Cavalry of Oman’s pipers on horseback and its all-female marching band is taking part in the prestigious Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, which this year is also celebrating centenary of the Royal Air Force (RAF) of the UK.

Oman’s pipers on horseback take element in Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is an annual series of military tattoos performed by British Armed Forces, Commonwealth and international military bands and artistic efficiency teams on the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle in Scotland. The occasion is held each and every August as element of the Edinburgh Festival.

The Royal Cavalry of Oman is taking element in the festival for the very first time, and according to the organisers ‘will take audiences to the sweeping expanses of the desert and encourage everyone to look up to the Arabian Sky which will be visualised by extraordinary projections on the Castle walls’.

From Australia and Oman to Malawi and the Shetland Isles, producers have explored all points of the compass to pick a globe-class programme of house-grown and overseas talent to bring this year’s spectacle to life among August three-25, the organisers of the festival stated.

“The 8,800 audiences in nights can expect to be captivated by a colourful cultural showcase and thrilling display of music, dance, military performance and technology, all against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle.”

This year’s theme, The Sky’s the Limit, has been selected in celebration of the 100-year anniversary of RAF and marries with Scotland’s Year of Young People. “Each performance, coupled with stunning projections and, in a first for the show, laser technology, will take the audience on the incredible journey following man’s obsession with flight, including space travel,” it mentioned.

Apart from Oman, international performers this year consist of the Central Band of the Czech Armed Forces and Ondras Military Art Ensemble, a 113-robust group, will also make their Tattoo debut as they bear in mind the 100th anniversary of the Czechoslovak Independence (1918) by means of standard music and dance.

Energy levels will be raised by The Banda Monumental de Mexico who will bring a carnival atmosphere by means of Mariachi music and dance, which includes a rendition of Luis Fonsi’s now legendary Despacito.

Returnees to the festival consist of Tattoo favourites the Highland Dancers from Scotland and beyond, the Top Secret Drum Corps and the Massed Pipes and Drums – a 250-robust contingent of the UK’s finest military musicians – who will enthral audiences with their thrilling musical performances.

According to the organisers, a lot more than 1,200 cast and crew are involved in the organisation of the Tattoo which plays out to an audience of eight,800 each and every evening and to an estimated international audience of more than 100mn by means of televised broadcasts.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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