The UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music of the World included more than a hundred pioneering audio recordings of the world's traditional music published from 1961 to 2003 on a number of different recording labels. The series was launched in 1961 in collaboration with ethnomusicologist "Alain Daniélou" and the International Institute for Comparative Music Studies and Documentation (created by UNESCO in 1949).
Syria is a traditional society with a long cultural history. Importance is placed on family, religion, education, self-discipline and respect. The Syrians' taste for the traditional arts is expressed in dances such as the al-Samah, the Dabkeh in all their variations, and the sword dance. This album is based in A Cappella tunes that show us the beautiful traditional melodies of the country.
Some melodies sounds quite dark by the way!
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