Take a journey into the beauty and drama of Arabic melody and rhythm with award-winning Lebanese composer and pianist Wajdi Abou Diab, as he explores some of the most popular songs of the Middle East and North Africa. His arrangements for solo piano encapsulate the spirit of these famous songs and the richly poetic stories they tell.
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)
Some reviews on the book
You can listen to the whole book recorded by pianist Ramzi Hakim on this YouTube playlist