Arabic music, although independent and lively, has a long history of interaction with many other regional styles and genres. It is a fusion of Arab music from the Arabian Peninsula the makes up the Arab world. It also influenced and was influenced by the music of ancient Assyrian, Greek, Persian, ancient Egypt, Kurdish, India, Turkish, North Africa, African music and European music. The Arabic genre is one that brings a feeling of calm and peace when listening to it. It is more musical and exists in many varieties, including songs for weddings, wars, praise, and pride. The Arabic much has evolved over the years, and as such, it has included different styles such as:
In the past five years, the influence of R&B, Reggae , and Hip Hop in Arabic music has also increased. This usually involves a rapper appearing in a song like Ishtar in his song "Habibi Sawah." However, some artists have chosen to use complete R&B rhythms, styles, and Reggae , like Darine. This was faced with a critical and mixed commercial reaction. For the moment, it is not a generalized genre.
Rock is famous all over the world, and the Arab world is no exception. Many Arabic Rock bands combine the sound of hard Rock with traditional Arabic instruments. Arab Rock is gaining a lot of attention in the Middle East, with groups like Meen and Dabke in Lebanon and Jordan, with bands like Jabal.
A Popular form of Western music meets the oriental musical style, similar in many ways to modern Arabic Pop. This mixture of western and eastern music has been Popularized as Franco-Arabic music by artists such as Sammy Clarke from Lebanon, Dalida from Egypt, and Aldo from Australia. Although the term Franco-Arabic is used to describe many forms of intercultural mixing between the west and the Middle East, the musical genre crosses many lines, as seen in songs incorporating Arabic and French, Arabic and Italian, and of course, styles, and letters in Arabic and English.
In the 1950s and 1960s, Arab music began to take on a more Western tone with artists like Dalida in the foreground. In the 1970s, other singers followed suit, and an Arab Pop segment was born. Arabic Pop is usually made up of western-style songs, with Arabic instruments and lyrics. The songs are often a mixture of east and west.
In the 1990s and 2000s, several artists adopted this style, including Samira Said, Wael Kfoury, Sabah, Magida El Roumi, Nawal El Kuwaiti, Warda Al-Jazairia, Latifa, Angham, Asalah Nasri, Thekra, Kadhem Al Saher, and Amr. Diab, Diana Haddad, Nawal Al Zoghbi, Ehab Tawfik, Hisham Abbas, Maria Tekdep, Amal Hijazi, Elissa, Najwa Karam, Nancy Ajram, Haifa Wehbe, Natacha Atlas, and Aldo.
Another Popular form of the west meets the East, Arabic jazz is also Popular, with many songs using jazz instruments. The first influences of jazz began with the use of the saxophone by musicians like Samir Suroor, in an "oriental" style. The purpose of the saxophone in this way is found in the songs of Abdel Halim Hafez, as well as in Rida Al Abdallah and Kadim Al Sahir. The first elements of conventional jazz were incorporated into Arabic music by the Rahbani brothers. Fairuz's later work consisted almost exclusively of jazz songs, composed by his son Ziad Rahbani. Ziad Rahbani was also a pioneer of today's Asian jazz movement, which also includes singers such as Salma El Mosfi, Rima Khcheich, and Latifa.
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