What is known today as Syria, Lebanon, Palestine and even Jordan, was and still is part of a wider geographical notion referred to as the Levant, a region where many common traditionsare found dispersed along the different borders. The same applies to music and its different variations. In the following playlist, you will find a selection of songs that hail from this region, many of which face a very critical status today , for a lot have not been properly documented.
By Fares Damien
Fairuz – Aal Rosana
Sana’ Moussa – Najmat el Soboh
Sabah Fakhri – Ah Ya Helo Ya Msalini
El Funoun – Miriam’s Father
Hayyed Aan el Jeshi
Nasri Chamseddine – Dal3ouna
Lena Chamamyan – Hal Asmar El Lon
Ya ‘dameh Mghabbara
Samira Tawfik – Al Ain Molayatin
Oumaima El Khalil – Nami Ya Zghireh
Check out the cover of this song by an Iranian musician here.
Mijana session by Wadih el Safi
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