3,400-year-old melody revived for art exhibit to keep Syrian culture alive

3,400-year-old melody revived for art exhibit to keep Syrian culture aliveSource: CTVNews.ca by Misha Gajewski

An art exhibit in Toronto will feature a new interpretation of the “Hurrian Hymn,” the oldest known written piece of music.

The Hurrian Hymn was written on a clay tablet in 1400 BC and was discovered in 1948 at the site of ancient Ugarit, near the Syrian coast. The song depicts the cry of an infertile woman to the goddess Nikkal, wife of the moon god.

Syrian-American composer and pianist Malek Jandali has created a modern rendition of the song for a new exhibit at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto.

Read more – Dated: May 15, 2017

 

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