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The Most Amazing Female Voices in Saudi Arabia’s Music Scene

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The Middle East is as full of culture and talent as the sky is of stars, including female singers in Saudi Arabia.

Okay, that is a bit of an exaggeration. However, this beautiful place, comparable to an oasis in the desert, is home to some of the world’s richest cultural symbols. These symbols are not just the K.S.A.’s landmarks. 

The milestones are exceptional, of course, but so are the people. The Middle East has birthed some exceptionally talented people over the years. Be it science, engineering, medicine, or entertainment, Middle Easterners have conquered it all. 

Today, we look at the ever-dynamic field of music. Music is something that binds generations together. You might not be able to find words to express how you feel, but you will almost always find a song that will.

On that note, let us look at some female singers in Saudi Arabia that the world NEEDS to know about who is from the region.

TamTam

The most famous of all female singers in Saudi Arabia, born in the Saudi Arabian city of Riyadh, TamTam moved to Los Angeles at the age of 13.

Her parents believed seeing the world through a different lens was essential.

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We’ve Got Wings

This became one of the most significant sources of inspiration for her music. TamTam’s single “We’ve Got Wings,” released in 2015, helped promote a Saudi Breast Cancer Awareness organization.

Furthermore, TamTam says she sees her music as a bridge between the Middle East and the West. 

Lolo Zouaï

Born Laureen Reheba Zouaï to a French mother and an Algerian father.

This 26-year-old singer released her debut album, Highs Highs to Lows Lows, in 2019.

The Guardian featured Lolo in their “one to watch” column. 

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The same year, she won a Grammy for co-writing “Still Down” on H.E.R.’s self-titled album, which won the R&B Album of the Year Award. 

Wafia Al Rikabi

Wafia Al-Rikabi, popularly known as just Wafia, is a 27-year-old singer from Australia of Iraqi and Syrian origin.

She studied biomedicine at university and began writing songs because she wanted something different. 

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