Arabic Music and Beyond
A One-Stop Source for Arabic Music and Culture

General Arabic Music Resources   MP3s and Other Music Files
Arabic Music - Links to sites for Arabic music stars, lyrics, and music samples around the Web.
Arabic Music Page, The - Formerly a page for the Usenet group, it is now more general in its focus with information on various styles and aspects of Arabic music.
Middle Eastern Music: Translated Song Lyrics - Translations into English of over 40 popular Middle Eastern songs; including Arabic, Turkish, Hebrew, Armenian, and Greek.
Music of the Maghreb - Information about music from Algeria, Tunisia, and Morocco.
Raicom Project - Music from the Northern African Maghreb countries (Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco).
  Abdoo's Homepage - Sound clips from Arabic artists.
Arabic Jukebox - Hundreds of Arabic songs to download from many different artists.
Arabic MP3 SongsCollection of high-quality Arabic songs in MP3 format.
Box Entertainment - Huge collection of RealAudio samples of Arabic singers.
Kalimat - A fast-loading set of RealAudio sound clips.
Libyan Music - RealAudio samples of Libyan music.
Smiley's Arabic Song Page - Java-heavy page of Arabic songs in RealAudio.
Artist Profiles and Information   Culture/History
El-Khawli, Rabih - An Arabic singing superstar born in Lebanon.
Farabi - Four musicians who combine musical influences from Turkey, the Arab world, and Greece.
Hafez, Abdel Halim - Egyptian vocalist popular in the 50's.
Rashed - Egyptian vocalist with an international flavor and a repertoire in Arabic, French, Spanish, Italian, and English. Video and sound clips (Quicktime required), bio, recording info, news.
Stars of the Oasis - A band of young Arab musicians with a variety of Middle Eastern influnces.
Sultan, Amin - Lebanese singing star now based in North America.
  Arab Culture - Features about many different aspects of Arabic culture and links to sites including Music, Law, History, Film, and Food. From Guide Patrick Lyons.
Islam - Guide Christine Huda Dodge explores many different aspects of the religion practised by the majority of the world's Arab population.
Khalid Hussein's Homepage - A very interesting page about Palestinian culture, including some songs -- very Java-heavy.
Reviews   Buy Music
From Cairo to Casablanca - A review of the album From Cairo to Casablanca: An Arabic Music Odyssey on the Putumayo label.
Music from the Palestinian Holy Land - An album review of a CD of sacred Palestinian wedding music.
  Arabic Music Info Source - Where you can buy Arabic music, along with recommendations of what to buy.