Iraqi music or what is likewise known as Mesopotamian music is made up of several ethnic groups and musical genres from the Assyrian,Kurdish,Turkmen and Chaldean of the Arabic region. Along with the traditional Iraqi music of the area the Iraqis also enjoy pop and contemporary. Rock and soul as well.
Traditional Iraqi Music
Traditional Iraqi music you will notice is mainly made up of three instruments, the Iraqi Santur, which is a stringed instrument carried horizontally and played with two sticks. The Joza, a bowed instrument also known as a rebab and the spike fiddle in some areas. The third traditional instrument of Iraqi music and another string instrument is the Oud, classified as a necked bowl lute. Chordophone sounded with a plectrum. These create your basic traditional Iraqi music. In recent years the traditional school for Oud has been turning out exceptional artist such as Salman Shukur and Munir Bashir ...
Modern Iraqi Music
As for modern Iraqi music it has many musical genre ranging from heavy metal to hip-hop. Pop to RnB. But why is that so? Western influences penetrated into the second half of the twentieth century increased. Thus music styles such as rock and roll, rap or pop were very popular in Iraq within a very short time. The lyrics are sung almost exclusively in Persian or Arabic. The influences of traditional music are still present in the modern age, which Iraqi popular music still retains its unique pieces sound. Tradition and modernity mingle in a very special style of music in Iraq.
Listen to Iraqi Music Online
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