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Amr Diab
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Amr Diab

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Assala
SYRAssyrian Folk

Assala

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Hussain Al Jassmi
Hussain Al Jassmi
AREArabic Folk

Hussain Al Jassmi

AREMiddle EasternArabic Folk
Bessan Ismail
Bessan Ismail
AREArabic Folk

Bessan Ismail

AREMiddle EasternArabic Folk
Cheba Warda
Cheba Warda
DZAArabic Folk

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DZAMiddle EasternArabic Folk
Hamza Namira
Hamza Namira
EGYArabic Folk

Hamza Namira

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Müslüm Gürses
Müslüm Gürses
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TURMiddle EasternTurkish Folk
İbrahim Tatlıses
İbrahim Tatlıses
TURTurkish Folk

İbrahim Tatlıses

TURMiddle EasternTurkish Folk
Ahlam
Ahlam
AREArabic Folk

Ahlam

AREMiddle EasternArabic Folk
Ahmet Kaya
Ahmet Kaya
TURTurkish Folk

Ahmet Kaya

TURMiddle EasternTurkish Folk
Hamo Bika
Hamo Bika
EGYArabic Folk

Hamo Bika

EGYMiddle EasternArabic Folk
Burak Bulut
Burak Bulut
TURTurkish Folk

Burak Bulut

TURMiddle EasternTurkish Folk
Abdul Majeed Abdullah (عبد المجيد عبد الله)
Abdul Majeed Abdullah (عبد المجيد عبد الله)
SAUArabic Folk

Abdul Majeed Abdullah (عبد المجيد عبد الله)

SAUMiddle EasternArabic Folk
Sıla
Sıla
TURTurkish Folk

Sıla

TURMiddle EasternTurkish Folk
Najwa Karam
Najwa Karam
LBNArabic Folk

Najwa Karam

LBNMiddle EasternArabic Folk
Enes Cinpolat
Enes Cinpolat
TURTurkish Folk

Enes Cinpolat

TURMiddle EasternTurkish Folk
Umm Kulthum
Umm Kulthum
EGYArabic Folk

Umm Kulthum

EGYMiddle EasternArabic Folk
Mahmoud Al Turky
Mahmoud Al Turky
AREArabic Folk

Mahmoud Al Turky

AREMiddle EasternArabic Folk
Nadeem Sarwar
Nadeem Sarwar
PAKArabic Folk

Nadeem Sarwar

PAKMiddle EasternArabic Folk
Georges Wassouf
Georges Wassouf
LBNArabic Folk

Georges Wassouf

LBNMiddle EasternArabic Folk
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      Overview of Middle Eastern music

      Middle Eastern music has a rich and diverse history that dates back thousands of years. Its roots can be traced to the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia and Egypt, where music was an integral part of religious ceremonies and social gatherings. Over time, Middle Eastern music evolved and was influenced by various cultures, including Greek, Persian, and Turkish. This resulted in a fusion of different musical styles, instruments, and rhythms.

      One of the most notable features of Middle Eastern music is its use of microtonal scales, which differ from the standard Western scales. This allows for a more intricate and complex sound that is unique to the region. Instruments such as the oud, qanun, and ney are commonly used, along with percussion instruments like the darbuka and riq.

      In the modern era, Middle Eastern music has continued to evolve and adapt to contemporary styles and trends. It has gained global recognition, with festivals and concerts featuring Middle Eastern artists taking place around the world. Despite political and social challenges, Middle Eastern music remains an important cultural and artistic expression, reflecting the region's deep history and traditions.

      Which musicians and bands defined Middle Eastern music?

      Some of the most notable musicians and music bands that represent Middle Eastern music include the legendary Lebanese singer Fairuz, the Egyptian singer Umm Kulthum, the Iraqi musician and composer Munir Bashir, and the Lebanese composer and oud player Marcel Khalife. Other notable artists in the genre include the Palestinian oud player Simon Shaheen, the Syrian singer Asmahan, and the Iraqi singer and composer Kadim Al Sahir. These artists have helped to shape and define the sound of Middle Eastern music, with their unique styles and contributions to the genre.

      Which songs and albums defined Middle Eastern music?

      Middle Eastern music is diverse and varies from country to country. However, some famous songs and music albums represent the essence of this music genre. For instance, Fairuz's "Al Bint Al-Shalabiya" and "Zahrat Al Madaen" are well-known Arabic songs that showcase traditional Arabic music. Similarly, "The Music of Islam" album features a collection of Islamic music from different regions of the Middle East, including Turkey, Egypt, and Iran. Additionally, "The Rough Guide to Arabic Café" is an album that features contemporary Middle Eastern music, including fusion with jazz and electronic music. Another notable album is "Ya Nass" by Yasmine Hamdan, which is a blend of Arabic pop and indie music. Overall, these songs and music albums represent the rich and diverse culture of Middle Eastern music.

      Which music festivals and events represent Middle Eastern music?

      One notable Middle Eastern music festival is the Jerusalem International Oud Festival, which takes place annually in Israel and features traditional and contemporary music performed on the oud, a stringed instrument. Another event is the Arabesque Festival in Montreal, which showcases Middle Eastern and North African music, dance, and visual arts. The Festival of Sacred Music in Fes, Morocco, includes performances of music from the region's Sufi traditions, while the Cairo Jazz Festival features jazz fusion with Middle Eastern influences. Other events include the Abu Dhabi Festival, which highlights classical and contemporary music from the Arab world, and the Istanbul Music Festival, which features Turkish classical and folk music. These festivals provide a platform for showcasing the rich cultural heritage of the Middle East through music and celebrate the diversity of musical traditions that exist in the region.