13/05/2016 - 13/05/2016

The one day meeting will take place in Paris as three of the six Syrian participants are currently located there and because it would be a good opportunity to present the Syrian participants to the concerned staff members of the Sections for Intangible Heritage (2003 Convention).
Syrian musicians and/or singers will be invited to take part in this meeting, together with an expert on Syrian traditional music, who will coordinate the présentations concerning the current status of Syrian traditional music, the threats they face in safeguarding this ICH and what support UNESCO can provide in this context.
The expert will provide an overview on the Syrian traditional music as an introduction to the meeting. This overview will take the form of a report, which will include the situation of the Syrian traditional music before the crisis, the different typologies of Syrian traditional music, its function in the society and in the current situation.