Reflecting the famous saying: “If you want to know more about people’s ethics, listen to their music”, the competition shows the cultural diversity of peoples through the diversity of performances in the call to prayer (adhan), offering another way to explore peoples. cultures.
The Entertainment Authority of Saudi Arabia awarded the largest financial prize in the history of talent competitions of this type in the world, in particular competitions of a religious nature, worth $3.2 million.
The winner of the first place in the category recitation of the Holy Quran receives $1.3 millionwhile the first place winner in the category of Call to Prayer delivery receives $533,000. The remaining prize is divided among six other candidates.
The competition combines good interpretation and the laws of melody, targeting the beauty of the voice without the accompaniment of musical instruments. The competition is divided into two categories, the first of which is the recitation of the Holy Quran with a variety of vocal patterns, and the second is the Islamic call to prayer (Adhan).
More than 40,000 contestants from 80 countries took part in this rare competition, which airs on official state television during Ramadan. After several stages, 36 candidates reached the final of Britain, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Egypt, Algeria, Iran, Malaysia, Indonesia and Turkey. At this stage, the contest is limited to finalists, which include 18 contestants in the recitation of the Holy Quran category and 18 contestants in the call to prayer category.
The finalists are currently participating in the TV show Scent of Speech (Otr Elkalam) qualifiers, where their performance is evaluated by a panel of 13 international judges, who will announce the final winners and their prizes.
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