Music, as well as food, takes you one step closer towards the understanding of a local culture. The first artist you need to know when visting the UAE, is undoubtedly one of the most popular and successful Arabic singer in the pan-Arab arena - Hussain Al Jassmi.
Hussain Al Jassmi, the Emirati singer, who is hailed as a UAE national treasure, has been described as both innovative fusion artist, as well as a traditional Khaleeji pop singer.
He started his fame in 1996. After releasing first single Bawada'ak followed by Wallah Mayiswa and Bassbour Al Fourgakom he became an internationally recognized, regularly awarded artist. In 2008 Al Jassmi became also the Best Arabic Male Singer (Murex d’Or Award).
One of his well known performances include the concert in the Vatican’s annual Christmas concert. He was the first Arab to do perform on that stage.
His songs not only reflect Emirati culture, but also send a message to the whole Arabic world. The lyrics are often patriotic, rich in its wording and full of wisdom. One of his song, Boshret Kheir (A Good Omen), sung in the Egyptian dialect, encouraged Egyptians to vote and it was watched on YouTube over 410 mln times.
He has been recently announced as an EXPO 2020 ambassador, so there is a huge chance you won’t miss his performance if you’re planning to be there!
Jassmi has achieved over one billion and seven hundreds views on YouTube.
Matkhafosh Ala Masr ماتخافوش على مصر
Boshret Kheir بشرة خير
We Tebga Le وتبقى لي
Faqadtak And Wallah Ma Yeswa فقدتك & والله ما يسوى
Raak Allah رعاك الله
Meta Meta متى متى
Al Sirat Al Mostaqeem الصراط المستقيم
Seta El Sobah ستة الصبح
Ama Barawa أما براوه
Al Jabal الجبل
Ma Nesena ما نسينا
Habebi Barchaloni حبيبي برشلوني
Right Where I'm Supposed to Be (Official Song of the Special Olympic World Games Abu Dhabi 2019) (Ryan Tedder with Avril Lavigne, Luis Fonsi, Hussain Al Jassmi, Assala Nasri and Tamer Hosny)
Mabrook Eidek Yal Emarat مبروك عيدك يالإمارات
Salman Elshahamah سلمان الشهامة
Lohat Alazzi لوحة العازي
Ya Shabab Elwatn يا شباب الوطن
Riyadh Alhob رياض الحب
Al Kuwaity Ma Ynsah الكويتي ما ينسى
Hathi Qatar هذي قطر
Hathi Masr هذه مصر
Agda Nas أجدع ناس
Koolna Iraq كلنا العراق
Reqab Elezz رقاب العز
Mahadesh Mertah محدش مرتاح
Baad El Forak بعد الفراق