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Arabic Music

Gulf Music – Khaliji (Arabic: لموسيقى الخليجية)

Khaliji is a music characteristic of the Arab states of the Persian Gulf and popular across the Arab world. It is characterized by use of the oud and other string instruments such as the violin, bagpipes, and instruments such as the mirwas, tabl, and duff drums. Khaliji incorporates elements of African, Indian, and Iranian music overlaying indigenous Arabian genres such as Samri, Liwa, and Sawt.

 

Prominent Singers from the Gulf

Saudi Arabia

Abdul Majeed Abdullah (Arabic: عبدالمجيد عبدالله)

Dalia Mubarak (Arabic: داليا)

Mohammed Abdu (Arabic: محمد عبده‎)

Rashed Al Fares (Arabic: راشد الفارس)

 

Kuwait

Nabil Shuail (Arabic: نبيل شعيل )

Nawal El Kuwaitia (Arabic: نوال الكويتيه)

 

Bahrain

Rashid Al Majed (Arabic: راشد الماجد)

 

 

United Arab Emirates

Ahmed Bukhatir (Arabic: أحمد بوخاطر)

 

Balqees Ahmed Fathi (Arabic: بلقيس)

Eida Al Menhali (Arabic: عيضة المنهالي)

Hussain Al Jasmi (Arabic: حسين الجسمي)

Mehad Hamad (Arabic: ميحد حمد )

 

Oman

Al Wasmy (Arabic: الوسمي)