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Syriac Musical Traditions & Eastern Heritage:
Exchanges & Influences
Dr. Joseph Palackal's presentation at the Geneva Conference (2021)
|Part I - Syro Malabar Church
|Syriac Musical Traditions & Eastern Heritage: Exchanges & Influences Dr. Joseph Palackal's presentation at the Geneva Conference (2021)
|Place of Recording
|Date of Recording
|20 March 2021
|Video Segment (s)
Dr. Joseph Palackal's presentation at the Geneva Conference on Syriac music.
The SYRIAC MUSICAL TRADITION, An EASTERN HERITAGE: Exchanges & Influences. GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, 20 March 2021. Dr. Joseph J. Palackal Presents the Video and keynote lecture on: REVIVING THE SOUND, SENTIMENTS & MELODIES Of ARAMAIC CHANTS In INDIA. Revisiting the Past to Redefine the Future!
It was indeed an honor to represent the East-Syriac tradition of the Syro Malabar Church at the international Syriac music conference that Geneva Haute Ecole de Musique and Laus Plena Foundation organized in Geneva from 17-21March 2021. It was an opportunity to present the progress of the Aramaic Project in the last eight years and to show the world the uniqueness of the Indian tradition of Syriac music. The video presented on the occasion turned out to be a testimony to the enthusiasm of the young Syro Malabarians in different parts of the world. From the reactions from the participants, it was clear that the transference of the tradition to the younger generation was the most attractive part of the presentation. The enthusiastic readiness of the children to learn and sing Syriac chants gives us hope for the survival of the language and music at least for the coming generation. We can not know at this point what will happen in the future, both the presentation at the conference and the ongoing activities on the website will be a contemporary witness to the history of the Syriac language and music in the Syro Malabar Communities around the world. We are deeply indebted to the dedication and hard work of the Aramaic Project staff in Ernakulam, India.
See also Aramaic Project-232: https://youtu.be/RYTAzBBFdbQ
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