Aleppo Music Kate Seelye reports on the music of Aleppo -- a city in northern Syria. Aleppo is said to be one of the world's oldest continuously inhabited cities. It has been ruled by the Assyrians, the Persians and the Ottomans. Over the centuries, it developed a musical heritage, influenced by its Sufi traditions. Today, a Frenchman, who makes his home in Aleppo, is helping to promote classical Aleppan music internationally.