Music of Libya
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Various kinds of Arab music are popular in Libya such as Andalusi music, locally known as Ma'luf, Chabi and Arab classical music​.​[​citation needed]
The Tuareg in the south have their own distinctive folk music. There is little or no pop music industry. Among the Tuareg, women are the musicians. They play a one-stringed violin called an anzad, as well as a variety of drums.
Two of the most famous musicians of Libya are Ahmed Fakroun and Mohammed Hassan.
Among Libyan Arabs, instruments include the zokra (a bagpipe​), flute (made of bamboo​), tambourine​, oud (a fretless lute) and darbuka, a goblet drum held sideways and played with the fingers. Intricate clapping is also common in Libyan folk music.
Traveling Bedouin poet-singers have spread many popular songs across Libya. Among their styles is huda, the camel driver's song, the rhythm of which is said to mimic the feet of a walking camel.
During the 2011 revolution, the Berber singer Dania Ben Sassi went viral with her songs praising the sacrifices of the Libyan people, sung in Amazight.​[1]
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^ Merolla, Daniela (2020-01-02). "Cultural heritage, artistic innovation, and activism on Amazigh Berber websites". Journal of African Cultural Studies. 32 (1): 42–59. doi​:​10.1080/13696815.2019.1624153​. ISSN 1369-6815​.
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