Pargîn releases new song

Pargîn cultural centre released a new song called Mendel.

The new song, or rather, the new performance released by Pargîn Cultural Centre is called Mendel.

The music was composed by  Mehmoud Berazi and the video was directed by Şêro Hindê. The new song and video were produced with the support of Hunergeha Welat.


Pargîn is the name given by the Kurdish nomads to the canal that protects their tents from water. And because the safety of their tents is so important to them, it is not just a simple canal for the Kurdish nomads.

They have now named their cultural center in Dêrik in Northern and Eastern Syria Pargîn. Their goal is to let their culture live on. In the cultural center the bard tradition of the dengbêj is practiced, govend is danced and traditional instruments are played.

Uninhabited houses in a village near Dêrik have been restored and used for the cultural center. Mamoste [teacher] Ibrahim from the direction of the cultural center explains that the term Pargîn symbolizes the culture and traditions of the people from the region.

Filmmaker Şêro Hindê, who co-founded Pargîn, also emphasizes the goal of bringing locals to the center: "We don't want people who are not from the region to produce works of art here, but rather we would like to see the locals reproduce their own culture. For example, when we set up the center, we wanted people from the region to take part."