Aswat-Al-Fan: Classics Fri, 2010-09-17 00:07

Khyam Allami looks at Classical Arabic music, and key figures at the heart of Arabic music since the mid-20th century.

1.Artist: Simon Shahin (Simon Shaheen)
Title:
Taqsim on Violin

Album: Turath

2.Artist: Fairuz (Fairouz)
Title: Sa?alunin Nas
Composed by:
Ziad al-Ra?bani

Lyrics by: Man?ur al-Ra?bani
Links:
Lyrics in Arabic and English, Search on YouTube in Arabic

3.Artist: ?aba? Fakhri (Sabah Fakhri)
Title: Qaddukal Mayyas (video on YouTube)

Extra information: Traditional (old song from Aleppo)
Links:
Search on YouTube in Arabic

4.Artist: Mu?ammad ?Abdel Wahab (Mohammed Abdelwahab)
Title: Balash Tebusni

Composed by: Mu?ammad ?Abdel Wahab
Lyrics by:
Mu?ammad ?Ali A?mad

5.Artist: ?Abdel ?alim ?afedh (Abdelhalim Hafez)
Title:
Nebtedi Mnein il-Hikaya (excerpt)

Composed by: Mu?ammad ?Abdel Wahab
Lyrics by: Mu?ammad ?amza
Links:
http://www.7alim.com, Search on YouTube in Arabic

6.Artist: Nadhem Al-Ghazali (Nathem al-Gazali)

Title: Ayya Shai?in Fil Eid (video on YouTube)
Poem by: Iliya Abu Madhi
Links:
Search on YouTube in Arabic

7.Artist: Munir Bashir + Nuna al-Hana (Munir Bashir/Bachir + Nouna el-Hana)

Title: Wadda?a al-?abra
Album:
Quartet
Composed by: Munir Bashir
Poem by: ?Umar al-Khayyam
Extra information: Poetry is from the Ruba?iyat of ?Umar al-Khayyam, as translated into Arabic by A?mad al-?afi al-Najafi

8.Artist: Um Kulthum (See top of page)
Title:
Gaddeti ?ubbak Leih (excerpt)
Composed by:
Riyadh al-?unbati
Lyrics by:
A?mad Rami
Links:
Search on YouTube in Arabic

9.Artist: Wadi? al-?afi (Wadi Essafi)
Title:
Ah Ya Ibni
Music and Lyrics by:
Wadi? al-?afi
Extra information:
Taken from the theater play ??awa?in al-Layl? (Mills of the Night)