Today, the National House of Books Theater in Aleppo hosted an artistic celebration on the occasion of the International Music Day, with the participation of the choir of the Arab Youth Club for Literature and Arts, led by the able artist Safwan Al-Abed, which included a bouquet of famous traditional songs in addition to Al-Muwashahat and Al-Qudud Al-Halabi.
The celebration began with a compass on the shrine of the Ajam, followed by a link from the shrine of the Kurds and the Rast, and a number of famous muwashahat and Al-Qudud Al-Halabi, in addition to a song resembling Al-Qudud composed by the artist Abed, and a group of submerged Al-Qudud Aleppines that did not take their right to appear.
And Muhammad Hegazy, director of the National Theater and Director of the National Library, said in a statement to SANA reporter that the choir of the Arab Youth Club includes more than 50 young men and women from emerging artists to present unique and creative heritage links from the Arab Musical Library, pointing out that today’s celebration stems from the beautiful diversity in dealing with Aleppo muwashahat. Al-Qudud, in addition to some Andalusian muwashshahat, with a new audio arrangement, composed by the artist Al-Abed, with the participation of young voices who are strongly present in the art scene in the city of Aleppo.
Hijazi noted the importance of the sparsely used muwashahat and qudud, which must be highlighted, such as (A bird in the air hovering) by Sheikh Bakri Al-Kurdi and (Qadi al-Hawa) and others.
The artist, Safwan Al-Abed, indicated that work is underway through such activities to revive these ancient monuments, which constitute an important part of the Syrian heritage, which must be documented to ensure its preservation and transmission through artistic generations.
Maher, the site director of the Arab Youth Club, indicated that the club includes a group of young people and those interested in the field of art and singing, under the supervision of specialists, to present the original and upscale art that characterizes the city of Aleppo.
Among the participants in the event, singer Muhannad Zain explained the importance of the qudud and the muwashshahat, which symbolize the ancient and authentic Syrian heritage, which we must shed light on.
Among the attendees, the artist Hossam Masri noted the need to preserve our intangible heritage from an artistic point of view, represented by the pods, to pass them on to generations to be proud of them and contribute to their dissemination and development.
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