Bands/Musicians The Best Assyrian/Syriac Folk Groups/Artists  

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Assyrian/Syriac folk artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good Assyrian/Syriac folk music bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top Assyrian/Syriac folk  bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Assyrian/Syriac folk music groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all Assyrian/Syriac folk bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest Assyrian/Syriac folk bands of all time, since the most famous Assyrian/Syriac folk music artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best Assyrian/Syriac folk music.

You can click on the Assyrian/Syriac folk band names to see more information about that particular notable Assyrian/Syriac folk music group. If they're near the top of the best Assyrian/Syriac folk artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top Assyrian/Syriac folk bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the Assyrian/Syriac folk band names themselves.

List is made up of a variety of artists, including Linda George and Janan Sawa. You get to decide which artists make it to the top with your votes. Make sure to give artists you like (Jean Karat and Aboud Zazi, for example) votes.

All important, significant and iconic names in Assyrian/Syriac folk music music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new Assyrian/Syriac folk bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of Assyrian/Syriac folk music, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into Assyrian/Syriac folk music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good Assyrian/Syriac folk bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent Assyrian/Syriac folk music bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best Assyrian/Syriac folk bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest Assyrian/Syriac folk musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular Assyrian/Syriac folk bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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Genres (Music): Assyrian/Syriac folk music

Career Began: İzbırak, Midyat, Turkey

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Shamiram Urshan also known asShamiram Ourshan and Occasionally Shamiram Oshana, was an Assyrian singer and entertainer from Iran. ...more on Wikipedia

Genres (Music): Assyrian/Syriac folk music

Nationality: Iran

Career Began: Tehran, Iran

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Janan Sawa is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Assyrian/Syriac Folk Groups/Artists
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Janan Sawa is a famous Assyrian musician. A Catholic by faith, Janan started singing in 1972, at the age of 17. In 1975, Janan's father forced him to marry. He spent 4 years in the Iraqi army, from 1974 to 1978. During his time in Dohuk, Janan would sing on regular occasions such as picnics and family events. In 1980, Janan fled Iraq and settled in Greece for 2 years. He finally left for the United States in 1982, where he remains a resident. After arriving in the U.S., Janan worked as a taxicab driver for 2 years. In 1984, he was hired by a restaurant to sing on a nightly basis. In 1985, he recorded his first studio album, named "Nohadra", the Assyrian name for his hometown, Dohuk. The ...more on Wikipedia

Genres (Music): Assyrian/Syriac folk music

Albums: Kholma Sharira (Volume 22), Zorna - Dahola (Volume 20)

Nationality: Iraq

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Sargon Gabriel is a famous Assyrian musician born in Habbaniyah, Iraq. Sargon Gabriel began singing as a teenager and made his first appearance on live television at the age of 17 in Baghdad, Iraq. He began singing backup on albums for another Assyrian singer, Albert Ruel Tamras, before starting his career as a solo singer and even did a cover of Albert Ruel Tamras's famous song, "Asmar, Asmar" in his 1987 album entitled 'Wy Wy Minnakh'. Sargon Gabriel has also been featured singing with other famous Assyrian singers including Linda George, and Janan Sawa; in fact, he helped bolster Linda George's singing career when he featured her in the track, "Dalale" in his album of the same name ...more on Wikipedia

Genres (Music): Assyrian/Syriac folk music

Career Began: Habbaniyah, Iraq

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