Ziyad Sahhab is a Lebanese folk and political music artist. He started playing the oud in 1989 and became a member of the Beirut Arabic Music Orchestra in 1993. At the age of 13, he performed solo at the Cairo Opera House. He founded the group "Chehadine Ya Baladna" that participated in a lot of local and world-wide festivals (Tunisia, Egypt, Italy, France, Turkey.) His first album "Ouyoun El Bakar" (Forward Music), released in 2004, includes songs of the Egyptian poet Salah Jahine.