Syria's capital and largest city, Damascus, has long been one of the Arab world's centers for cultural and artistic innovation, especially in the field of classical Arab music. Syria ( سوريّة or) officially the Syrian Arab Republic (Arabic ar الجمهورية العربية السورية Damascus ( دمشق,, also commonly known as الشام ash-Shām) is the capital and largest city of Syria. Arabic music or Arab music ( Arabic: موسيقى عربية;) includes several genres and styles of Music ranging from Arabic classical Syria has also produced several pan-Arab stars, often in exile, including George Wasoof and Nur Mahana. George Wassouf (جورج وسوف is a Syrian Singer. He was born on December 23 1961 in Kafroun, Homs, Syria into a Christian Nour Mhanna ( Nur Mahana) is a Syrian singer The son of an Alawi Sheik Mhanna started his musical career as a reciter of the Qur'an The city of Aleppo is known for its muwashshah, a form of Andalous sung poetry popularized by Sabri Moudallal, as well as popular stars like Sabah Fakhri. For other meanings see Aleppo (disambiguation. Halab redirects here for other meanings see Halab (disambiguation. Muwashshah or muwaššah ( Arabic: موشٌح, literally "girdled" plural muwāshshahāt موشـّحات Al-Andalus (الأندلس was the Arabic name given to those parts of the Iberian Peninsula governed by Muslims or Sabah Fakhri ( صباح فخري) (born 1933 is an iconic Arabic traditional singer from Aleppo, Syria. Dabka and other forms of dance music are also popular. Dabke ( Arabic: ar دبكة also transliterated as debke, dabka, and dabkeh) is the traditional Folk This article is about music for dancing in general You may also be looking for Electronic dance music.
Syria was one of the earliest centers of Christian hymnody, in a repertory known as Syrian chant, which continues to be the liturgical music of some of the various Syrian Christians. A hymn is a type of Song, usually religious specifically written for the purpose of praise adoration or Prayer, and typically addressed to a deity/deities Syrian chant is the Chant used in Syriac Christianity. As Syria was one of the earliest centers of Christianity its style of chant is among the oldest in the Syriac Christianity is a culturally and linguistically distinctive community within Eastern Christianity.
There was formerly a distinctive tradition of Syrian Jewish religious music, which still flourishes in the Syrian-Jewish community of New York: see The Weekly Maqam, Baqashot and Pizmonim. Syrian Jews ( Arabic, يهود سوريون) derive their origin from two groups those who inhabited the region of today's Syria from the ancient times In Sephardic Middle Eastern Jewish prayer services each Shabbat the congregation conducts services using a different maqam This article is about a type of Jewish religious music Baqashot See also Religious Jewish music Pizmonim ( Hebrew פזמונים singular pizmon) are traditional Jewish songs and melodies