Eydhafushi to host Baa atoll ‘Funa’ show today

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Eydhafushi is poised to stage the Baa atoll Funa show today evening.

The cultural show is part of nation-wide celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of Maldives independence. Each atoll enacts its own local cultural items — with the winner invited to the central capital Male to perform.

Cultural groups from three islands of Baa atoll are to arrive in the atoll capital Eydhafushi today.

Baa Atoll Council said that there will be a total 18 items performed – 12 from Eydhafushi and 6 from the other islands, Kamadhoo, Kendhoo, and Maalhos.

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Eydhafushi items include dances, and dramas depicting the island’s develop and women’s empowerment and livelihood.

The show is to go well into the night and is to be telecast live by state broadcaster Television Maldives (TVM).

The Funa show has already been held in all the other atolls.

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