Do you enjoy Arab music?

Here’s how to be the First Person to own an Exclusive Playlist from the NAO

Without having to be one of our Gold Members


This is your chance to be the first person to own a playlist put together by Michael Ibrahim. Michael has personally chosen Shuruq, Inta 'Umri, and Zay il-Hawa.

This 1 hour playlist will not be available for FREE anywhere else. It's just for You...

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Hello NAO fans,
Do you want to get up and dance with your family and friends at your next party?

Here’s how you can do it:

Follow The Note - Gold Membership

No need to Join our Monthly Gold Membership!
You can have this playlist for FREE

In the past, it was challenging to play our music at parties or gatherings, our NAO Youtube subscribers had to search our channel to find the right song to play.

Now, we have listened to our subscribers and have created the perfect playlist for any party, which is a new section that is only available to our Gold Members.

This is your chance to enjoy our music without having to join the Gold Membership and pay the monthly fee.

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We Listened To You

I love this music and so did all my friends and family - we danced for the whole hour...Thank you NAO - Christianos Punayesos

Be The First - to impress your friends and family with the perfect playlist that is not available on Youtube or Spotify

Here’s What’s Inside The OFFER

You get exclusive access to 3 famous songs that are going to make your next party the best ever...


With Arab music being mostly a vocal tradition, stand-alone works of instrumental music are not as recognizable. In more epic compositions of vocal music, we typically hear an instrumental prelude that is tied to the piece and sometimes performed on its own as a program warmup. Only in the last 50 years or so have we seen Arab composers really focused on this genre. Shuruq is an amazing piece that captures a more folkloric vibe with its varied solo passages, ensemble responses, and captivating rhythmic groove reminiscent of the festive sounds that are often accompanied by family gatherings.

Inta ‘Umri:

A timeless classic well known throughout the Arab world, Inta ‘Umri, sung by Egyptian diva, Um Kalthoum is a phenomenal piece of music that exemplifies the golden age of Arab music in Egypt. Until today, the songs of Um Kalthoum can still be heard at almost every festive occasion in the Arab world and in the diaspora. With its multiple movements, colorful orchestration, and heart wrenching lyrics, Inta ‘Umri is a piece that the whole family can enjoy, listen to, sing along with, and reminisce on fond memories of a time not so long ago.

Zay il-Hawa:

Who hasn’t been to an Arab wedding or nightclub and not heard a song by Abdel Halim Hafez? One of the more popular singers to come out of Egypt after Um Kalthoum, Abdel Halim is known for his modern writing, experimental orchestrations, and catchy melodies that most of your older family members will know….and quite often sing along to. Zay il-Hawa delivers all of that and more! With its iconic opening prelude and a groove that will have your foot tapping along to the beat, it is a piece that will surely turn your own gathering into a karaoke dance party!

This Exclusive NAO Arab Music Playlist will get everyone up and dancing Even If your friends don't want to!

You might be thinking that you’ll need to spend hours of wasted time searching for Arab classics that your friends will appreciate in order to get them dancing and having an amazing time but actually…


That’s why we are so excited to be sharing this FREE OFFER with you today!

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And Get This Exclusive Fairouz Bonus For Free!


Bonus #1. [Chosen by Michael Ibrahim]

With her songs still in popular demand today, Fairouz is Lebanon's leading lady of music. From her roles in plays, films, or the various genres of music she has performed in, Arabs throughout the Middle East, and in the diaspora listen to her music with fondness and nostalgia. To the novice listener, Fariouz inspires memories of childhood moments or past love. For the more advanced listener, the variety of Fairouz's output of music provides a buffet of sound for the listener to choose from. Sa'alouni il-Nas is no exception, and perhaps the most recognizable of her collection of repertoire. The piece was written in memory of her ex-husband's passing, whom she still loved even after they separated. Sa'alouni il-Nas was a collaborative effort in its creation. The lyrics were written by Fariouz's brother in-law, Mansour. Her son, Ziad Rahbani, composed the timeless melody that we've come to know and love.

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Exclusive Playlist from the NAO Now!

Please take advantage of this special offer,
Created just for you by Michael Ibrahim

P.S. Recap of this ultra-long page for those who hate reading:
1. Shuruq: National Arab Orchestra - Shuruq - Hani Mhanna / شروق - هاني مهنا
2. Inta ‘Umri: National Arab Orchestra - Inta Umri / إنت عمري - Mai Farouk / مي فاروق
3. Zay il-Hawa: National Arab Orchestra - Zay il-Hawa / زي الهوىي - Usama Baalbaki / اسامة بعلبكي
4. BONUS - Exclusive Fairouz Performance For Free!: Sa'alouni il-Nas / سألوني الناس

Created by:

Michael Ibrahim

Michael Ibrahim
Conductor, Composer, Instrumentalist, Educator.

Michael Ibrahim, is a dynamic conductor and a recognized innovator in the Arab music circuit. He began his musical studies on the ‘Ud, and later studied the Bassoon and Nay as his musical training progressed. Ibrahim studied under renowned musicians Simon Shaheen, Johnny Sarweh, Nadeem Dlaikan, Douglas Bianchi, Anthony Iannacconne, Dr. David Pierce, Robert Williams, and Victoria King. He earned a bachelor's degree in music from Eastern Michigan University, and a Master of Music degree in conducting from Wayne State University. 

Ibrahim’s background and unique approach to composition and improvisation—fusing Western and Arab music idioms— has led to performances in concert halls and venues the world over, features on a number of recordings and film scores, and opportunities to share the stage with some of the most influential figures in Western and Arab music. 

His role as an educator, providing instrumental and ensemble instruction, lectures, and demonstrations on Arab music, privately and in the classroom, at university and grade school levels, ultimately brought him to founding the NAO, where he currently serves as Music Director. Ibrahim hopes that through his performances and educational efforts, he can instill a wider appreciation for Arab music and its heritage.

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