Lebanon music is very old music with long history and tradition. Most used style in this music is folk, which is very alive in the Lebanon country. The music of Lebanon is kind of Arabic music with various influences from other countries. Traditional Lebanese folk dance is dabke which means “stomping of the feet”. This also represents music of community and national and traditional dance. Rhythms of music are very melodic and nice for dancing.
Modern music of Lebanon is with traditional elements contained in the various genres. So, you can find pop, rock, classic, jazz, hip-hop genres in this music. This music is very popular not only in Lebanon, but also and other countries worldwide. With elements of traditional music and specific melody it takes you for dancing and moving with body. There are various artists of Lebanon music, some of the most popular singers are: Marcel Khalife, Nasri Shamsoddine, Najwa Karam, Haifa Wehbe, Amal Hijazi, Ragheb Alama, Walid Toufic and other.
Most played is pop genre in Lebanon music, with lots of elements of traditional and folk music. This music also contains and elements of traditional music from Arabian world, as well as they are elements of Lebanon music. But, interesting is that this music is not usual pop music, such as it is in the other western countries. In the Lebanon music scene there are lots of people who are not from Lebanon, people with different races and from countries. The music contains various forms of ancient civilizations such as civilization of ancient Greek, Assyrian, Turkish, Persian and Indian. But, no matter how much it is different, music of Lebanon, especially modern music, from western pop music, it is still with influences of it.
Thing that makes pop Lebanon music more popular and interesting is that it contains melodies from Arabic music, traditional forms of it, but combined with instruments of western countries. Interesting is and fact that this music usually singing melancholy songs more than happy and cheerful melodies. That why this pop music of Lebanon is different of other pop music.
There are various festivals that are organizing in Lebanon and connected with Lebanon music. Also, some of them are more religious and traditional. Most popular and celebrated festivals are: Beiteddine festival, Beirut Nights, Baalbeck Internation festival, Rockin’ The Woods and Summer Fusion Open Air. These festivals are plying very important role in the life of the Lebanon people.