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Aramaic Project - I

Interviews and Performances - Video List

No. 60 to 51

AP 51 - Lonappan Arackal and team in conversation with Dr. Joseph J. Palackal.

The melodies and memories that Mr. Lonappan Arackal shares with us in this video are significant because he is a member of the transitional generation that saw the transference of the Syro Malabar liturgy from Syriac to Malayalam (July 3,1962). Lonappan has been a church musician for the last 53 years. He learned the melodies from his father and grandfather who, too, were choir leaders. Thus, we have here a musical link to a melodic tradition that is older than a century.
Also Available Video Segment (s) - AP 51a to 51o

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