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Al-Qudoud al-Halabiya

Language: English

Inscription in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity - 2021. Al-Qudoud al-Halabiya is a form of traditional music from Aleppo with a fixed melody. Sung for religious and entertainment purposes with the accompaniment of a musical ensemble, the lyrics vary according to the type of event. Although it has been influenced by social changes, the qudoud has retained its traditional elements and continues to be performed throughout the city. It is a vital part of Aleppan culture and is viewed as a source of resilience, particularly during the Syrian Civil War. The practice is transmitted informally between mentors and youth and formally through school curricula, media broadcasts and programmes.

on this subject: Nomination file/Dossier de candidature

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Place/region: Syria, Southwest Asia
Series: Inscriptions on the Intangible Heritage Lists
Type: Documentary
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Publisher: Syria Trust for Development
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Rights: Syria Trust for Development; UNESCO

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UMVS reference: SYNAV-8b40-0157800015.HD.MP4
Source ref.: DOC: 0157800015
Rights holder: Syria Trust for Development