Musical puppets take SIBF 2021 visitors on a folkloric journey into European countryside

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Sharjah, November 6, 2021

The lilting tunes and melodies of the European countryside resonated through the halls and walkways of Sharjah International Book Fair halls as an unconventional walking theatre with mechanical puppets in tow, roamed through the fair, much to the excitement of children and adults.

The folk musical performance by the Barattoli band, with puppets that mimicked the motions of the troupe as they played on the guitar, lute, violin, and harmonica, enthralled the SIBF audience who followed the band as they walked through the fair’s main halls. The performers, dressed in vintage costumes, presented several songs that transported visitors into the rolling hills and valleys of picturesque faraway lands.