Music Reviews

March 2, 2014

The edited version of Katy's video after thousands of Muslims worldwide complained to have it removed for offending them. (Image: Al Ahram)
08:56 GMT

US pop singer Katy Perry’s new Egyptian-themed music video "Dark Horse" has been digitally edited after an online outcry.

One of your music choices can be at the Falaki Theatre in Cairo this week. (Image: Facebook)
08:19 GMT

If you're in Cairo or Alexandria in March, here are the music events you can attend this week!

March 1, 2014

Diana looked stunning in her La Bourgeoisie dress at the Hala February Festival. (Image: Albawaba edit)
05:00 GMT

Diana Haddad's Hala February Festival concert was a huge success with her fans.

February 27, 2014

One of the looks Samira appears in, in her upcoming music video "Still." (Image: Facebook)
10:48 GMT

Samira Said is finally back on the scene with her latest single "Mazal" (Still).

Listen up entrepreneurs: El Mashrou3 is back for Season 2 and is accepting applications now. (Image: Facebook)
08:41 GMT

After a highly-successful Season 1, Egypt's first reality TV show for entrepreneurs "El Mashrou3" is back for round two!

Nancy Ajram and Ramy Ayach will bring the energy to the Red Bull Air Race World Championship on Friday, February 28.
08:17 GMT

Zoom over to the Abu Dhabi Corniche on Friday, February 28 to see pop princess Nancy Ajram and folk musician Ramy Ayach rev their musical engines for a performance that will lift us to cloud nine.

The band during their performance at the Japanese Consul General’s residence last weekend in Jeddah. (Image: Arab News)
05:00 GMT

A “Japanese Traditional Music Concert” was held at the Japanese Consul General’s residence last weekend in Jeddah which saw the talented Wacocoro Brothers perform.

February 26, 2014

Ahmad is overjoyed to have his first ever music video debut on Mazzika TV. (Image: Albawaba edit)
08:08 GMT

Young Egyptian singer and former Arab Idol contestant will debut his first ever music video on the music TV channel Mazzika.

February 25, 2014

The "Allah" pendant burnt along with the man wearing it in Katy's video. (Image: Youtube snapshot)
12:35 GMT

Muslims worldwide demanded that Katy Perry's Egyptian-themed music video "Dark Horse" be taken down from YouTube for insulting Muslims.

This year's Cairo Jazz Festival will take place from 13 to 16 March in Cairo's Al-Azhar Park and at Cairo Jazz Club. (Image: Facebook)
11:19 GMT

Get ready for Cairo's annual jazz festival, which will see performances in Cairo Jazz Club and in Al-Azhar Park.

February 24, 2014

"Pharrell Williams - Happy (WE ARE FROM AMMAN)" was posted to youtube on February 22, 2014. (Image snapshot from the music video)
12:59 GMT

American rapper Pharrell Williams' global hit "Happy" has inspired cover videos around the world, and now Amman, Jordan has gotten in the mood too.

February 23, 2014

Katy Perry's "Dark Horse" isn't the only music video riding on inspiration from Ancient Egypt (Image: Facebook).
09:39 GMT

Katy Perry isn't the first pop star to incorporate the luxury of lavish ancient Egypt into her musical aspirations.

On Friday night, the legendary Rolling Stones rocked Abu Dhabi for the first time in their 50-years on stage. (Image: Facebook)
09:36 GMT

The Rolling Stones made their Abu Dhabi debut on Friday, and it was a concert to remember.

February 21, 2014

Katy Perry's "Dark Horse" video is out! (Screenshot taken from youtube)
06:19 GMT

We've been waiting, and now it's here! The music video set in ancient Egypt has officially been released at last.

February 20, 2014

Jamie Cullum kept "Momentum" going at the Dubai Jazz Festival. (Image: Facebook)
12:51 GMT

Jamie Cullum's February 19 performance at the Emirates Airlines Dubai Jazz Festival did not disappoint.