As per Ministerial Decision 121/2010, the Ministry of Heritage and Culture (MoHC) on Sunday began evaluating cultural recital groups for issuing them licences.
The evaluation team includes Mohammed Obaid al Maskari, head of library department, MoHC; Rashid Musallam al Hashmi, head of music department, MoHC, and Ahmed Abdullah al Shibani, a chanter at Sultan Qaboos University.
The evaluation committee is chaired by Sayyid Said bin Sultan bin Yarub al Busaidi, director of MoHC's folklore dances directorate. One band is evaluated every Sunday. The committee began its evaluation with the Sada band from Seeb.