Music Reviews

March 23, 2014

One of the contestants auditioning for Arab Idol in Dubai yesterday. (Image: Facebook)
14:10 GMT

The Arab Idol judges have landed in Dubai to audition new hopefuls for Season 3 of the talent competition.

Youssra Al Hawary surely won't disappoint as she joins the lineup of fun things to do around Egypt this week. (Image: Facebook)
08:47 GMT

Accordion to Youssra Al Hawary, this will be a big week in the Egypt cultural scene. With her Rawabet Theatre performance and other concerts, film screenings, and art displays going down, there won't be a dull moment in the country.

March 22, 2014

Ramzi Yassa performing at the Cairo Opera House, during a special event commemorating Abdel-Moneim Kamel. 21 April 2013. (Image: Cairo Opera House)
05:00 GMT

Works by Chopin and Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata are among highlights of an upcoming concert by internationally-acclaimed pianist Ramzi Yassa, Tuesday, 25 March.

March 21, 2014

Souad Massi will soon be taking the stage at the 13th Mawazine Festival in Morocco (Image: Facebook).
05:00 GMT

It'll be here sooner than we can say 13th Mawazine Festival - Rhythms of the World, and Souad Massi will be there!

March 19, 2014

The lovely Assaf won last year's season of Arab Idol. (Image: Facebook)
08:01 GMT

Arab Idol producers took the talent show to Palestine for the first time in the history of the show.

March 18, 2014

The Rolling Stones will be performing in Tel Aviv in June for the very first time in their career. (Image: Facebook)
08:51 GMT

The Rolling Stones will be rocking Tel Aviv this summer for a whopping $6.7 million.

Cheb Khaled is already getting ready for his two big Parisian gigs next month (Image: Facebook)
08:07 GMT

With two concerts in the French capital coming up, Cheb Khaled has already made his way to the City of Lights.

March 17, 2014

"How Long" do we have to wait to jam with Lionel Richie? Why, only one month! (Image: Facebook)
12:19 GMT

Well, "Hello", Lionel! Get ready to "lose yourself in wild romance" to the tunes of the old-school songster. Only one month and counting down.

Soweto Kinch with Arabian Nights and Arab League All Stars during their performance at the Cairo Jazz Festival. (Image: Sarah Loat)
09:39 GMT

The second night of the sixth edition of the festival entertained and enthralled the audience with a variety of musical acts.

Egyptian authorities stopped Mohsen from singing at Egypt's official Arts Celebrations ceremony on Thursday. (Image: Al Ahram)
08:07 GMT

Egyptian singer Mohamed Mohsen, known for his revolutionary music, recounts how authorities stopped him from performing at Egypt's Arts Celebrations event last Thursday.

Majida's fans are anxiously awaiting her Egypt concert this week. (Image: Facebook)
07:51 GMT

Majida El Roumi's fans were both happy and angered by how expensive tickets were priced for her upcoming concert in Egypt this March.

March 16, 2014

The official poster for the Sawa 4 Syria fundraiser event. (Image: Hummus For Thought)
14:21 GMT

Indie-pop band Mashrou Leila will be singing at a fundraising event in April, all in the name of Syria.

Fares and Harb are at a disagreement with one another over financial problems and other professional matters. (Image: Facebook)
13:13 GMT

Fares Karam is apparently in trouble with his concert agent Youssef Harb.

A look at some of the cultural events taking place in Cairo & Alexandria this week. (Image: Albawaba edit)
11:46 GMT

This week moves from the Hakawy International Arts Festival for Children to the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival, paralleled by many music and arts activities, along with film screenings in Cairo and Alexandria.

She's smiling, and we're smiling too now that her album is finally released! (Image: Facebook)
09:01 GMT

It's taken her two years to do it, but Donia Samir Ghanem's soon to be released album should be worth the wait!