Today, the Arab world, with the help of the geographical spread of Islam in previous centuries, from North Africa to Iraq, that is, all the brilliant civilizations of Mesopotamia and Egypt, and micro-civilizations such as the civilizations of North and East Africa. So it is not surprising that today’s Arab music is also an echo of the brilliant civilizations on which the present Arab world is built. He said that the basis of Arabic music today is the music of the Sassanid era
The existing narration attributes the invention of Iranian musical instruments to “Barbad” (a brilliant musician and musician at the court of Khosro Parviz). In fact, these officials existed before Barbad, but this professor may have made corrections and changes in them. In any case, as it turns out, it should be considered the main source of Arab and Iranian music after Islam, and it can be said that in the Islamic countries of the East, the melody of Barbad still remains.
Modern Arabic music
Cairo and Beirut are the two main poles of music in the world of Arab music. In 1932, the first International Conference on Arabic Music was held in Cairo under the chairmanship of Mohammad Helmi Pasha, Minister of Culture of the time, and members of scientists and musicians from Arab countries. The importance of this congress is such that it is said that after that, Arabic music experienced another birth and is known today as one of the most important stages in the development of Arabic music. . The purpose of this great congress was to study in depth all matters related to Arabic music from a historical, technical, scientific and especially educational point of view. The conference paved the way for a new kind of Arabic music based on indigenous traditions and rediscovering its starting point.