Single Saturdays: Assi El Hallani – Baashaek

Lebanese singer Assi El Hallani has released a new single entitled  Baashaek (I Love You). It's a sweet story about love and family. The music is Arabic Pop. Mohamed Obay composed this lovely song. It starts with a slow beat; then, it increases slightly in tempo. The piano in the background acoustically gives the tune a personal … Continue reading Single Saturdays: Assi El Hallani – Baashaek

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Single Saturdays: Nancy Ajram – El Omr

Lebanese Popstar Nancy Ajram has released a new single El-Omr (Life) for the Arabic TV Series, a comedy entitled Sekar Zeyyada (Too Much Sugar). The song tells the story about relationships and life's ups and downs.  The music is Arabic Pop, which parallels Ragheb Alama's classic works from the 80s, including Taw'aam Rouhi (My soulmate or my soul's twin), Fark Kebir (Major contrast) and Hamdellah … Continue reading Single Saturdays: Nancy Ajram – El Omr

Single Saturdays: Various Artists- Enta Aqwa

A group of Arab Popstars have released a single entitled Enta Aqwa (You are stronger), a song of solidarity during the COVID-19 pandemic. The music is Arabic Pop, done with the classic style of Tarab. The sound is beautiful, with a flowy beat. Egyptian Popstar Amr Moustafa composed the song with precision and style. The instruments heard … Continue reading Single Saturdays: Various Artists- Enta Aqwa

Single Saturdays: Rayan – Maa Baad

Armenian-Lebanese singer Rayan has a new single entitled Maa Baad (Together). It's a story about a guy who has to accept, with difficulty, that the relationship isn't working out.  The music is Arabic Pop, with some classical Arabic style, known as Tarab. Ahmad Akkad composed the song beautifully. The beat is a combination of slow with some … Continue reading Single Saturdays: Rayan – Maa Baad

First Album Fridays: Maritta Hallani- Maritta

 After hearing Maritta Hallani's latest single Eza Feek Tensa, I wanted to review her first album from 2018, in honour of Women's History Month. The themes of the record are love and heartbreak, as well as life in general.   The music is Arabic Pop. There's a lovely variety in musical tempos and beats. The musical compositions … Continue reading First Album Fridays: Maritta Hallani- Maritta