Syrian traditional music is endangered and in diaspora espessialy now because of the war.
In Amsterdam University (Jaap Kunst archive) I found more than 50 vinyl disc records form the Syrian city Aleppo that dates to approximately 1960s–1970s. These records contain traditional Syrian songs, such as: Qudūd Ḥalabiyya, Mawawīl, and others, sang by master singers such as: Muṣṭafā Māhir (1926- 2003), Muḥammad Khaīrī (1935-1981) , Muḥammad Abu Salmū (1925–?), Fatā Dajla and others with no information about them what so ever.
Where and how the Syrian music is preserved? This project conceives a network archive to map, archive, analyze and show how some rare Syrian recordings are connected with other musical phenomena within the dispersed Syrian musical culture in rhizomatic manner.