Author, composer and oud player, Ziyad Sahhab is perhaps one of the most emblematic singers /Oud player of the 20 something generation in Lebanon. He started playing the oud when he was 7 years old in Lebanon. At the age of 13, he performed solo at the Cairo Opera House at the memorial of Abdel Halim Hafez.
He became a member of the Beirut Arabic music orchestra in 1993. A true master of words, Ziyad Sahhab plays with their meanings and delivers incisive texts depicting society, love and everyday life. His poetry is engraved and marked by a spirit of rebellion that make him a key figure in the Lebanese contemporary Tarab music scene. On top of his own texts, he sings the poems of Egyptian and Lebanese poets such as Ahmad Fouad Najem, Mohamad Kheir, Fouad Haddad and Salah Jaheen. Ziyad uses his intimate knowledge of Classical Arabic music to create his unique and personal signature.