Elias Rahbani was the youngest of the legendary Rahbani Brothers, but was equally as talented as Assi and Mansour were.
Thirteen years ago, I was given an opportunity to work with Shoom, an Israeli band whose sound nestles comfortably within… Read more [Music] Shoom – Tried To Sing But Couldn’t
For a country which purportedly frowns on secular music, this is pretty joyful music with no muezzin to be heard… Read more [Music] Mohammed Abdu / Morning Breeze (محمد عبده – يا نسيم الصباح)
The beautiful Druze singer Asmaham (born Amal al-Atrash) was born in the Mediterranean Sea, and came from Syrian and Lebanese… Read more [Music] Asmahan- Ya Habibi Taala Elhaani (يا حبيبي تعال الحقني)
One of Lebanon’s jewels, Abir Nehme is singing here in Syriac.
Ahmad Al Khatib & Youssef Hbeisch are two fine Palestinian duo playing oud and percussion.
https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/album=3272306330/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/transparent=true/New York City was home to a vibrant musical scene filled with singers from Anatolia, Istanbul and the region of… Read more [Music] Various Artists – Nightingales & Canaries, Vol. 1: “Oriental” Women on Record, New York & Istanbul, 1928-55
It seems like Muslimgauze will live forever (or for a very long period of time) thanks to the endless amounts… Read more [Music] Muslimgauze – Arab An Dog Curfew Tel Aviv
Finland’s legendary Piirpauke were among the first bands which could be termed as World Music.
New music from Franco-Lebanese trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf and his troupe.