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Sing with Asmahan: When Will You Realize? Posted by on Sep 23, 2017

Marhaba! I have realized how much you all enjoyed listening to the great singer Asmahan. I personally love to listen to her in the evenings, because her voice transports me to another era and reminds me of Syrian and Egyptian night life of the 1930s and 1940s. Today, I am sharing with you one of…

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A Taste of Yemeni and Arabic Oud Music Posted by on Sep 21, 2017

العُوْد ‘the oud’ is a musical instrument used in the Middle East and North Africa. Its name was derived from the Arabic word عُوْد ‘a piece of wood’ as it is made of wood. Although it is an ancient instrument, it is still very popular in many countries. In Yemen, a piece of music without…

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Join the Struggle with Mashrou‘ Leila and Roman Posted by on Sep 9, 2017

Marhaba! It is no secret to anyone that I love the Arabic band Mashrou‘ Leila. I have already featured some of their songs earlier on this blog, Sing with Mashrou’ Leila Kalaam and Sing with Mashrou’ Leila Lil Watan. Today I am going to present you with a fairly new song that they have released…

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Storytelling With Souad Massi Posted by on Jul 8, 2017

Marhaba! Today I want to introduce you to one of my favorite contemporary singers in the Arab world, Souad Massi (سعاد ماسي)! Born in Algeria, Massi is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist. She first started performing at around the age of 17, and started her career with the political rock band Atakor. After moving to…

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Sing With Asmahan: Come My Darling Posted by on Jun 17, 2017

Marhaba! Today I want to introduce you to a legendary Arabic singer and actress who lived during the early 20th century, Asmahan (اسمهان)! Born in Syria as Amal al-Atrash, she lived and performed mostly in Egypt and Lebanon under her stage name Asmahan between the 1920s and the 1940s. Today we are going to listen…

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Sing an Arabic Love Ballad with the King of Romance Posted by on May 13, 2017

Marhaba! Today I want to introduce you to a famous Lebanese singer, Wael Kfoury (وائل كفوري)! He is a young and well-known voice in the Arabic-pop scene, and he is mostly known for his love ballads and is often called the king of romance. Wael first started his singing career in the mid-1990s and has…

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Celebrate Mother’s Day with a Beautiful Arabic Song Posted by on Mar 21, 2017

Marhaba! As I have discussed in earlier posts, Mother’s Day is celebrated on March 21st across the Arab world. It coincides with the beginning of the Spring season. In the past, I have shared Marcel Khalife’s beautiful ballad, ‘To My Mother,’ and I have also shared 10 beautiful quotes for mother’s day in Arabic! Today…

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