Bahrain’s Musical Influence Spreads

by BTM

Mon, 16 September 2019

Bahrain’s Musical Influence Spreads

Dutch artist Pauline Koning’s latest release ‘Kefaya Ghyab’ takes its inspiration from Bahraini artists.

Taking her cue from the flowing melodic sounds of the Middle East Pauline Koning’s ‘Kefaya Ghyab’ channels lost love, raw emotion and a cutting-edge fusion sound that’s already won fans across the region. Her inspirations include Bahraini musician the late Ali Bahar, known as the Bob Marley of the Gulf, and oriental band Majaz.

A renowned singer who’s appeared on Holland’s Got Talent, Pauline Koning is a Divine Dance Master Practitioner (or belly dancer, to the Western world), and fell in love with Middle Eastern culture, art and music during her studies at the Art Academy. She brings that emotive musical approach to Kefaya Ghyab, a lilting Arabic-fusion track recorded in Egypt alongside Eslam Emad Eldin and renowned composer Samer Abo Taleb.

The track is her third single to date, following the high-profile release of ‘Oum Al Ghayeb’ and ‘Ma3na El 7ob Eh (The Meaning Of Love)’ which brought together English and Egyptian-Arabic.

Excitingly, this is only the beginning for Pauline Koning, with plans for a full album of Arabic-inspired fusion music being created at this moment.

You can find more of Pauline’s music here:

Pauline Koning Spotify

Pauline Koning Youtube

Pauline Koning Apple Music

Ma3na El 7ob Eh on Anghami

Oum Al Ghayeb on Anghami