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Playlist #8: Tarab

Click here for the full playlist on YouTube, or play below The sublime and enchanting melodies of Tarab are a favourite genre among the young and old. Tarab is an emotionally charged musical performance that elicits ecstasy in the ears of listeners and evokes a multitude...

Playlist #7: Pop

Click here for the full playlist on YouTube, or play below This Friday we present to you: a mashup of some of our favourite Arabic pop, from the most popular classics to cheesy old-school gems.  For anyone who has ever been to a proper arabic party...

Playlist #6: Hip Hop

Click here for the full playlist on YouTube, or play below This week, we aim to highlight the artists that are shaping the regional musical landscape through the powerful medium of rap, hip-hop, rhyme and social commentary. Inspired by the hip-hop scene in America and the rich...

Playlist #5: North African Producers

Click here for the full playlist on YouTube, or play below North Africa is known for its rich musical heritage that is undergoing an electronic renewal of its heritage sounds. This playlist has handpicked gems from the most renowned to the most groundbreaking finds in the...

Playlist #4: Funk N’ Disco

Click here for the full playlist on YouTube, or play below This week we get the party going with some 70’s and 80’s funky tunes and grooves from the Arab world that have recently witnessed a dancefloor revival through crate diggers. These classics are full of...

Playlist #3: Dabke

Click here for the full playlist on YouTube, or play below Dabke is a vibrant and energetic musical genre that is closely related to earth. As a dance and music art form it brings together communities, hand in hand (not in times of Covid-19 that is)...

Playlist #2: Arabic Reggae

Click here for the full playlist on YouTube, or play below Associated with black culture, resistance and the cultural struggles of identity, many musicians from the MENA region have adapted the style to their local contexts and added some of their own musical flavouring to it....

Playlist #1: Levantine Electronica

Click here for the full playlist on YouTube, or play below An eclectic selection of high energy and good vibe electronica from brilliant musicians and artists in the MENA cherry-picked by MARSM. Delving through the Levant - Syria, Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon - welcome on-board this playlist! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlA3v8gHbQc1s_uWUfDeEvDTw4uBVgUbr What...