This book is a collection of the most famous Arabic folk songs, chosen from all the Arabic region, including tunes from Lebanon, Egypt, Syria, Palestine, Algeria, Tunisia, Irak and more, arranged for solo piano by the Lebanese pianist and composer Wajdi Abou Diab.
This book gives the opportunity for the pianists all around the globe to play and experience the beauty of the Arabic melodies and rhythms, in a simple arrangement that maintains the spirit of those songs and reflects the story of each one of them.
At the same time, this book gives the Arabic music the chance to be performed on the most played instrument around the globe, and let it take a part in the classical recitals and concerts, and help the Arabic traditional music to be heard and performed in cultures.
You can buy a soft copy of the book from here (as PDF)
or purchase individual piece below (As PDF)
01- Bent El Shalabiya – D. Hosni/Rahbani Brothers (Lebanese Folk) Purchase here
02- Mahla Nourha – Sayed Darwich (Egyptian Folk) Purchase here
03- Zourouni – Sayed Darwich (Egyptian Folk)
04- El Helwa Di – Sayed Darwich (Egyptian Folk) Purchase here
05- Fog Elna Khel – Unknown (Iraki Folk) Purchase here
06- Reitek Ma Na’ref Wen – Lotfi Boushnak (Tunisian Folk)
07- Aman Aman – Unknown (Tunisian Folk) Purchase here
08- Sheftik Marra – Unknown (Tunisian Folk) Purchase here
09- Rozanna – Unknown (Palestinian Folk)
10- Yomma Mwel l Hawa – Unknown (Palestinian Folk) Purchase here
11- Ya Mayela – Unknown (Syrian Folk) Purchase here
12- Hawwel Ya Ghannam – Unknown (Syrian Folk) Purchase here
13- Yal Rayeh – Unknown (Algerian Folk)
14- Lama Bada Yatathanna – Mouwashah Purchase here
15- Hebi Zourni – Mouwashah Purchase here
16- Zarani Al Mahboub – Mouwashah
17- Om Kolthoum Medley – M. Abed Al Wahhab/ B. Hamdi Purchase here
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