n8an wrote:As for Khaliji, for the past few years all the other singers have been making Khaliji songs so there is tons and tons and tons. Several Lebanese singers have made fully Khaliji albums, including Myriam Fares, Yara and Diana Haddad. They sound pretty authentic. All three have tons of Khaliji songs but I'm choosing some more recent ones. You can often tell Khaliji and Iraqi songs by using lots of "ch" instead of "k", ق as "g" and the Standard Arabic pronunciation of ض ظ ذ ث and heavy ع. In the spoken Gulf dialects you hear lots of ق pronounced as both English "g" AND "dj", ك as "ch", and ج as "y". It's not always used in songs but it's there sometimes.
I love Myriam Fares. She was the first Arabic singer I listened to and actually one of the reasons I started Arabic. I have all her albums and even had her picture on my binder when I was younger haha.