Aleppo or Halab (in Arabic), is the spiritual city of Syria located in the northwest of the country. It is one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world since the sixth millennium BC. It was marked by the contribution of several civilizations such as the Assyrian, Persian, Byzantine, Roman and Muslims. This influx is due to its strategic location on military and commercial points of view between the Mediterranean and Mesopotamia. In 1986, the city center was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco. It is the economic heart of Syria which played the role since antiquity of a natural commercial crossing between Asia, Europe and North Africa, as well as a rest center for trade caravans. Aleppo was also the birthplace of the mystic ways and crossroads shrines devoted to prayer and chanting.

No Arab town has experienced the same celebrity in the art of music as was the case of the city of Aleppo and no Arab country has produced many musicians during the last quarter of the 19th and the first 20th century.

What has made the musical glory of Aleppo and his interest in art in general? And why she has given birth to many celebrities?

As we have already mentioned, Aleppo since ancient times was a must Euro Asian trade and North Africa, and a rest area for trade caravans that accompanied singers and musicians, which gave the latter a strong knowledge of musical forms in vogue at the time.

City of knowledge and art, culture and civilization, Aleppo has always been the cradle of the great Arab singers and musicians, as it was the meeting place of scholars and poets, such as Al Farabi, Ibn Sina, Abu Firas Al Hamadani, Al Bouhtouri, Abu Al Alaa Al Maari, the great composer Sheikh Omar Al Batch (author of Mouwachah « Yamourrou ojban », « Yaza lkawam » and Mouwachah « Kom Ya Nadim ») who taught the basics of Arabic music and Mouwachahates to Sayyed Darwish, singers and performers Sabah Fakhri, Sabri Moudallal, Mohamed Khairi, Adib Al Dayekh, Hassan Al Haffar, Marie Joubrane, Maha El Jabri, and many others…