The Semitic Republic of Cobeidha
The Semitic Republic of Cobeidha was officially established February 25th 1948, after the abdication of Caliph Abdullah VIII. The predecessor state was The Caliphate of HaShem (Cobeidha). It was established after the death of the Prophet Ibraham in the 3rd century AD after he gave the right to rule the Cobeidhan tribes to the tribe of Banu Anezza. From then on this dynasty has ruled until 1948 where they willingly stepped aside for a democratic government to form.
The History of Cobeidha showed how the nation evolved from a Nomadic Tribal confederation, to a Caliphate, and eventually into a Democratic Republic.
The History of Cobeidha begins after the unification of the Shemic tribes under one flag under a centralised government. The Banu Anezza then began to take the reins of leading the nation through the many eras of history, many times it fell into its most troubling times, but most of it were a time of triumph and glory.
The Nation was isolationist for much of its history, other than doing trade with neighboring civilisations, until Caliph Harun I began "The Great Exploration" in the 12th century, where he commissioned many expeditions around the world and opening up diplomatic relations with the world.
After two world wars, on February 25th 1948, the Caliph relinquished control of the nation to the people, beginning establishment of the Semitic Republic of Cobeidha.
The people of HaShem, I have come to you to tell you that now is a time where I must give the reins of the nation to you, the true blood of this nation. This nation would never have been where it is without the blood, sweat and tears of the men and women who worked hard for its prosperity. So on this day, I mark the end of the Al Enezi Dynasty, and the beginning of a republic, a Semitic Republic. ~ Caliph Abdullah I
Cobeidhan society is semi tribal, where while your tribe doesn't determine your rank in the nation but instead is a uniting factor for many Cobeidhans. Many foreign residents in that case would consider their own nationality as their "tribe".
Cobeidha is an equal society based on ancient old principles after the HaJahaliyah during the time Prophet Ibraham. There are more women in the workforce than men in Cobeidha. These qualities allows Cobeidha to be a beacon of human rights and equality.
Film and Theatre
The Cobeidhan Film and Theatre scene is renowned within its region and the world. Its theatre scene has been known for centuries, its golden age was in the 13th century after the "Great Exploration" where culture and tradition prospered. Today, Cobeidhan Theatre has remained and is still a large part of Cobeidhan Culture. Today, Comedy has been a prominent theme in many plays.
The Cobeidhan Film Industry is a lucrative business which coexists with the theatre industry. Cobeidhan's are loved by Cobeidhans within the nation, as well as many foreigners in the region.
Cobeidhan Music is almost as old as its people. There are many types of Music ranging from "Sawt" to "Fidjeri", and the old sea shanties to the traditional sword dances.
Sawt is a complex form of urban music, originally performed by 'ud (plucked lute) and mirwas (a drum), with a violin later supplementing the arrangement. Two men perform the dance, which is called “Zaffan”. Al-Sout is performed only at night gatherings of men. It is called “Samra” (nightly chat).
Fidjeri is the specific repertoire of vocal music sung by the pearl divers of Cobeidha, especially in the Eastern and Western coasts. A lead singer is backed up by a chorus of accompanying singers and clapping. The accompanying instruments to a fidjeri ensemble are a small double-sided hand-drum, known as the mirwās and the jāhlah, a clay pot played with both hands. There are eight genres of fijeri: Sanginni (sung on the beach, not on the boat), Bahri, Adsani, Mkholfi, Haddadi, Hasawi, Zumayya, and Dan, the last two actually being subgenres of Hasawi and Mkholfi respectively. Bahri and Adsani are the two main genres. Pearl diver singers are referred to in Shemic as nahham