Looking for Modern Arabic music?

I'm looking for some music in Arabic, to listen to. (motivation and to see how much I like Arabic) I tried google and google translate and youtube and couldn't really find anything. There was a lot of English music with Arabic titles. I think I found 1 song that was modern and Arabic, and that had singing in it. I used phrases like music and modern music translated to Arabic and tried to search in google and youtube. I also looked for "Egypt Music" and didn't get what I was looking for.

July 28, 2019


Examples of music I usually listen to (Arab Indie):

(And if you can appreciate some Icelandic shouting, this (Palestinian+Icelandic) won't disappoint you - this music style isn't everyone's cup of tea and maybe a little too intense for most people, but definitely modern)

Examples of songs my mom listens to (Arab pop):

And old but gold:

Ask me if you need more! :)

July 29, 2019

Thanks so much! Will check these out :)

July 30, 2019

Davidvdb! Such great links, thank you

July 30, 2019

Humood alkhudher - "La nahtajul mala" + "Kun Anta"

August 2, 2019

"Sharmoofers" are one of my favorite Arab hip-hop artists, and Khaled is a French-Arabic speaking artist from Tunisia that has some pretty addictive songs (C'est la vie).

And as always, Fayrouz and Um Kolthoum are the 2 classic musical titans of the Arab world.

August 1, 2019

I listen mostly to classics. As a beginning, you might like this short one:

It's an Andalusian folk, performed by Sabah Fakhri, a Syrian tenor.

July 28, 2019

Had some good Arabic friends in high school and grew to love Arabic music. Still do! Listen to some Arabic pop music: Nancy Ajram, Elissa, Amr Diab, etc.

July 29, 2019

Look up Nancy Ajram. She's like the MJ of the Middle East!

July 29, 2019

I’ve found Ahmed Matar’s poetry set to music by various artists. Souad Massi did الحرية which I have listened to hundred of times

Yesterday I found this “fusion” artist نردستن.

July 30, 2019

Hi! I myself also look for Arabic music to help understand words better and I really recommend going through playlists on Spotify! One playlist I really enjoy for example is "Arab indie" (by Spotify itself) Found like that a couple songs I really liked! For example: sharmoofers - khalas hasaytar bachar mar khalife - lemon Mashrou leila - fasateen (And more of course ;) )

August 17, 2019
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