The Retro Playlist You Didn’t Know You Needed

Because old really is gold

Believe it or not, we’ve officially entered the last phase of 2021, and it’s been quite a year to say the least. Music wise, things have been good though. And that’s what we’re choosing to focus on. 

The region’s music scene has developed and expanded into new arenas of sound and melodies, and we’re here for it. But as our moms have always told us, to figure out where you’re heading towards you need to know where you’ve come from – so we’re digging deep into the music genres that inspired it all.  

The Arab World is known for being a juggernaut of culture, especially when it comes to music. From Fairuz to Umm Kulthum and Abdel Halim Hafez, some of the region’s anchors have influenced more than one genre as their signature styles can still be heard up until today. 

To celebrate the new year, we’ve gathered a couple of Arab blasts from the past through a tailored playlist that’ll know how to take you on a nostalgic trip down memory lane. 

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