This compilation has been lurking in my drafts folder from back when sea shanties had their moment on Tiktok. A few examples of sea music from various parts of the region, from Egypt, the Levant, and Khaleeji pearl diving songs.

Endak Bahriya عندك بحرية starts at 12:50 (the confusion over the word Rayyes is fun/cringe).

And here’s a project reworking Khaleeji sea music

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