Arabic music is listened quite profusely in many parts of the world. Arabian music is quite similar to Persian and Turkish music in many aspects. Arabic music was evolved in the time of Greek civilization. Many diverse civilizations and art forms have contributed in the development of Arabic music. The influence of Greek, Roman, Phoenician, Persian, Islamic and European culture can be clearly seen in the Arabic music. It’s a culmination of various mixed heritages which has kept on enthralling and soothes millions of music lovers all over the world.
Arabian music was more traditional in nature before 1950. But since then, Arabian music has adopted best components of western music.
This fusion was termed Arabic pop which is basically a blend of Arabic instruments and lyrics with western styled songs. In general, this music is homophonic in nature barring the exceptions of few genres.
Arabic songs focus more on rhythm and melody. Dalida is considered as the pioneer in the world of this fascinating music.
Other famous Arabic singers are, Sabah, Kadhem Al Saher, Warda Al-Jazairia, Nawal Al Zoghbi, Nawal El Kuwaiti, Magida El Roumi, Haifa Wehbe, Latifa, Asalah Nasri, Wael Kfoury, Amal Hijazi, Elissa to name a few.
Directory of Arabic Music, songs, mp3 downloads.
These are sites & cultural music resources which offer free Arabic songs, new releases, free Arabic mp3, movie songs, cultural folk songs, tribal music, Arabic music downloads online, lyrics databases etc. Some of these listed music sites or companies may offer them free while some may charge a small fee to register to download their songs or mp3s. Always read their terms & conditions. Feel free to suggest us good, clean song & music resources.
arabicmusicdirect – Online vendor of ORIGINAL Arabic Music CDs and Cassettes, DVDs Online. Includes a section for Kids arabic music & Movies
Timesofmusic.com – Offers collection of music lyrics & songs from around the world.
4arabs.com Offers over 1000 full length Arabic songs and over 150 different singers.
arabic MP3s and songs – Offers arabic music & song resources.
oghnia.com – Arabic Music, arabic MP3s, DVD and CDs from popular arabic bands and artists, search for: by Artist . Reviews library of Arabic music on the net.
al-amir.com – Provides an online database of Arabic music, singers and songs.
medieval.org – An educational essay about Classical Arab music.
hinesmusic.com – Learn about Folk Songs and Dance Music of Turkey and the Arab World.
http://www.bahrainona.com/mp3/ – Arabic and khaleeji MP3 …..enjoy listening to free Arabic music MP3s online
http://www.arabmusic.nl/ – Free Arabic MP3 music . Includes arabic songs live.
Guide to Arabic songs & music