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Genre: arab folk

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Parent Genre: Folk/Acoustic

Arab folk music is a genre that has been passed down through generations, featuring traditional instruments such as the oud and qanun. It often incorporates poetic lyrics and improvisation, and is deeply rooted in cultural and religious traditions. The genre has evolved over time, incorporating elements of jazz and other Western styles. Its most famous performers have become cultural icons, known for their emotive vocals and virtuosic instrumental skills.


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Oud, Drum Kit, Trumpet, Piano, Trombone, Clarinet, Saxophone, Double Bass, Vocals, Synthesizer, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Keyboard/Piano, Violin, Cello, Flute, Oboe, French Horn

Popular arab folk Songs


Most popular arab folk albums

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أغانى فيلم نغم فى حياتى
1987
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Street of Minarets
2023
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The Astounding Eyes Of Rita
2009
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The Collection
2010
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Mystical Garden
1996
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The Bluebird, the Mystic and the Fool
2018
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Zykrayati
1999
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Journey to the Center of an Egg
2005
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Et maintenant on va où ? (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
2011
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Le pacte sacré (Bande originale du téléfilm de Marion Sarraut)
2016
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Khameer
2011
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Bema Enno
1995
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Oud (The Legend of Arabic Music)
2011
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El Rayo-X
1981
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Contes d'un misérable luth
2013

arab folk music by decade

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List of arab folk artists

Here is a list of arab folk artists on Spotify, ranked based on popularity, who exemplifies the arab folk genre. You can find out what arab folk genre sounds like where you can preview artists or sort them the way you want, just click the headers to sort.

#namepopularityfollowers
1 42 133656
2 37 100800
3 40 113521
4 32 102143
5 36 10619
6 33 26797
7 32 35548
8 35 316840
9 28 17908
10 34 4744
11 30 7750
12 36 37859
13 31 9976
14 23 24039
15 34 52541
16 27 15208
17 39 33337
18 26 3730
19 22 44105
20 36 185335
21 36 23878
22 21 22889
23 30 21433
24 23 9943
25 16 11458
26 17 5217
27 17 7046
28 12 13121
29 15 4371
30 12 4821
31 38 22966
32 25 64270
33 22 3054
34 8 748
35 34 20511
36 5 2936
37 5 1284
38 5 3329
39 33 41002
40 30 336478
41 34 17980
42 32 5345
43 2 228
44 2 730
45 2 511
46 32 11443
47 32 6650
48 29 52951
49 30 4759
50 30 27130
51 28 21186
52 11 3712
53 28 26703
54 21 14745
55 27 103300
56 22 1248
57 25 33564
58 26 1173
59 26 28037
60 3 906
61 25 6228
62 24 8058
63 24 7688
64 5 1231
65 20 11598
66 21 11650
67 20 9761
68 19 4089
69 17 4019
70 15 9006
71 15 14260
72 16 5489
73 14 3371
74 15 1764
75 10 5194
76 12 6747
77 10 1922
78 8 724
79 12 6213
80 10 2560
81 11 656
82 11 1215
83 9 4500
84 8 4123
85 8 2831
86 5 1240
87 6 286
88 6 6814
89 4 1568
90 4 1917
91 3 1553
92 3 3299
93 2 420
94 2 1299
95 1 119
96 1 674
97 1 1976
98 1 2209

arab folk playlist created by Chosic

Enjoy this playlist of popular arab folk music. We made this playlist using an algorithm created by our team.