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Home arrow Women arrow Soraya Fallah Performance on Kurdish mothers as Artists and Peaceful Revolutionaries
Soraya Fallah Performance on Kurdish mothers as Artists and Peaceful Revolutionaries چاپ ارسال به دوست, Los Angeles, California, USA   

"Kurdish Mothers as Artists and Peaceful Revolutionaries against Genocide through the Singing of Lullabies"

In an effort to increase use of art to fostering peaceful dialog, Soraya Fallah Performed at California Institute of the Arts examining the role of songs, such as folkloric lullabies by Kurdish mothers.
The starting points of her performance is available here, however, the full text is not available in this article. The Research was done with Cklara Moradian. She also sang a Kurdish lullaby in her performance.
Entire performance was preserved and recorded professionally in CalArt's studio by video artist and school instructor, Ms. Nancy Buchanan who is a Los Angeles-based artist best known for her work in installation, performance, and video art.




 "I am going to attempt to make a claim. This claim is that the Kurdish mother, not just as an individual, but as a collective entity, has played a crucial role in the perseverance of the Kurdish identity, specifically in implanting language and culture in her infant. Kurdish mothers, do this in many ways of course. I will be examining the role of songs, such as folkloric lullabies, and how they help endow the Kurdish language, culture, and identity as a whole. Knowing historical context on Kurdish question is very important in shedding light on why the Kurds have had to rely on oral history, in the form of folkloric songs and epic poems to instill their culture and forbid it from the eradication desired by external forces."...



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