Ahmed Fakroun

Ahmed Fakroun

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  • raï
  • libyan pop
  • arab groove

Ahmed Fakroun (Arabic: أحمد فكرون‎; born 1953) is a singer and songwriter from Benghazi, Libya. He is a pioneer of modern Arabic World Music.John Storm Roberts, of Original Music, AllMusic, wrote that among raï singers, the pop-oriented Ahmed Fakroun stands out on two grounds. First, he is influenced by Europop and French art rock, not just the generalized rock of the others. Second, he's a multi-instrumentalist in both traditions as well as a singer. He plays bouzouki-like saz, mandol and darbo


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