Arabic Music

Kazim Al-Sahir

November 16, 2018 Arabic Culture,Arabic Music
Kazim Al-Sahir كَاظِم السَّاهِر Born in Mosul, Iraq, in 1957, Kazim(*) Al-Sahir كَاظِم السَّاهِر is one of the most noted singers in the Arab World الوَطْنِ العَرَبِي. He is also a composer and a song writer. Living…

Sherine Abdel-Wahab

October 30, 2018 Arabic Culture,Arabic Music
In this post, some differences between Egyptian dialect and MSA (Modern Standard Arabic) are highlighted through a song by a popular Egyptian singer, Sherine Abdel-Wahab. The song is called حُبُه جَنَّة ‘his love is heav…

Yemeni Music: A Taste of It

October 9, 2018 Arabic Culture,Arabic Music
Yemeni music is mostly oud-based. This post gives a taste of Yemeni and Arabic oud music. العُوْد ‘the oud’ is a musical instrument used in the Middle East and North Africa. Its name was derived from the Arabic wor…