Tarab.com - Free arabic music.
November 2, 2004 8:07 AM   Subscribe

Tarab.com - Free arabic music. Use the map to navigate. Sadly just .ram-files, but tons and tons of them.
posted by mr.marx (7 comments total)
Yes, pretty nice indeed. Thanks for the link.
posted by NewBornHippy at 9:28 AM on November 2, 2004

This is very cool. But the name is properly 6arab, is it not ?
posted by y2karl at 9:30 AM on November 2, 2004

Wow - cool. I'm actually going to see Marcel Khalife at the Palace of Fine Arts in SF this thursday.

I don't know if it relates to your question, karl, especially because we're talking about the primary url of the site, but the name of the artist I just mentioned is listed as "Marcel 5alifa" on the site. Probably some character set problem.

Thanks for the post!
posted by scarabic at 9:49 AM on November 2, 2004

very very good site! there're a lot of artists! Khalife is good, some other recomendations?
posted by samelborp at 11:10 AM on November 2, 2004

from the faq:

What do the 6, 3, 3', 5, and 7 mean, and why does 6arab.com use them?

These numbers represent Arabic letters, and we use them for two reasons. One, they are very widely used in the internet arena by Arabs. The second reason is that once you get used to them, they make reading much easier and more accurate. Now
The 6 stands for the letter T in the Arabic way of saying the name FaTma.
The 2 stands for hamza in the middle of a word. Holy Qur'an will be Qur2an.
The 3 is the first letter of the name Abdullah.
The 5 is the kh in the name khalid.
The 7 is the first letter of the name Hamad.
posted by mr.marx at 11:30 AM on November 2, 2004 [1 favorite]

The navigation drives me nuts... took me a while to figure out that the "West, Middle, North, East" buttons on the top are the only way to find anything. Those transliterations (5alid = Khalid) are a bit weird too. ("Tarab," btw, means "delight; joy; rapture; musical entertainment"...)

Recommended tracks:
Youm wara youm (Cheb Mami & Samira Said)
Anything by Khaled

I find good Arabic pop inspiring. I love to hear the stadiums full of kids cheering it on... feels almost transgressive somehow, the youthful exuberance is so at odds with the view of the Arabic-speaking world's future we get so intensively from everywhere else.
posted by Zurishaddai at 3:47 PM on November 2, 2004

Oh, this is fun, thanks!
posted by dejah420 at 4:33 PM on November 2, 2004

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