Lebanese Music history spans hundreds of years. Beirut, the capital city of Lebanon, has long been known to dominate with art, music and singers following World War II. Many singers sprung during this period, such as Fairuz, Sabah, Wadih El Safi, Nasri Shamseddine, Melhem Barakat, Majida El Roumi, Ahmad Kaabour, Marcel Khalife and Ziad Rahbany.
During the fifteen-year civil war, most of the Lebanese music stars fled the country and relocated to other cities such as London, Paris, Cairo and Amman. The music scene recovered in the year 1992 and onwards.
The nineties brought new voices and pop stars such as Ragheb Alama, Walid Toufic, Wael Kfoury, Fares Karam, Najwa Karam, Diana Haddad, Nawal Al Zoghby, Elissa, Amal Hijazi, Nancy Ajram, Melhem Zein, Fadel Shaker, Assi El Helani, Myriam Fares, and Yara.
You can’t talk about the Music history of Lebanon without mentioning some of the most popular Music Instruments that make up the fabric of this industry. Here are some of these legendary music instruments which are being used even today such as: Mijwiz, Tablah (oriental drums), Daff (percussion instrument), Buzuq, Oud (also known as Lute – an oriental version of a guitar).
Its really hard to capture the Lebanese Music history is a single article, this is surely a topic that can be researched and documented in thousands of pages.