Music Reviews

June 24, 2014

Fete de la Musique took place on June 21st in Lebanon.
07:00 GMT

Saturday saw droves of fans despite security fears in Lebanon for the Fête de la Musique festival.

June 23, 2014

Grace Deeb is back, baby! (Image: Facebook)
17:55 GMT

It's been a few years since Grace Deeb produced her own video for "Sing", but the Lebanese songstress is back in business now, baby!

Amr is bringing out a religious music album this Eid! (Image: Facebook)
08:22 GMT

A bunch of Arab singers are "doin' it right" and releasing their latest music albums this Eid instead!

June 22, 2014

What can he say? Kazem Al Saher loves "The Most Beautiful Women"! (Image: Facebook)
23:24 GMT

True to his romantic, poetic best form, Kazem Al Saher is singing his heart out about "The Most Beautiful Women".

June 21, 2014

Listening to Karim playing electric oud in combination with a computer-generated sound at Katara Art Centre (KAC) is a treat. (Image: Gulf Times)
05:00 GMT

Meet Karim Sultan, a Doha-based musician and oud player who loves experimenting with sounds using his computer.

June 20, 2014

Two thumbs up for Fares Karam and Marwhan Khoury coming together for the new patriotic single titled “Lulaki Ya Libnan” (For Your Sake Lebanon).
07:00 GMT

Calling on all sects of society to unite and overcome their differences, Fares Karam goes patriotic for peace in Lebanon.

June 19, 2014

Maryam Saleh singing it up at El Geneina Theater. (Image: Facebook, courtesy of eye shot photography)
22:57 GMT

While some may oppose her post-revolution, underground music, Maryam Saleh still has a swarm of fans, especially from the younger crowd.

June 17, 2014

A still from the video of the Lebanese students celebrating to Hussain's hit single. (Image: YouTube)
08:57 GMT

A group of Lebanese students posted their own version dancing to Hussain al Jasmi's "Bushret Khair"!

June 16, 2014

Tania has been inspired by the affect the Egyptian and Tunisian revolutions have had on independent music in the Middle East. (Image: Facebook)
12:27 GMT

Lebanese singer Tania Saleh sings for the empowerment of Arab women and now needs your help to fund her next album.

"Waynak Habibi" is a duet with Iraqi singer Adel al Iraqi, who brought the song to life with his upbeat performance and unique voice. (Image: Facebook)
09:32 GMT

If you're searching for "your love," Lebanese superstar Assi Helani, you'll find him on YouTube, where his latest music video "Waynak Habibi?" (Where Are You My Love?) has been launched!

June 14, 2014

Samira is furious with the persons who have leaked her latest single. (Image: Facebook)
05:00 GMT

Samira Said is terribly upset with the persons responsible for leaking her latest single “Elli Bainna” (What is Between US).

June 10, 2014

If you’ve been itching to find a website that gathers all these musical talents emerging from Egypt and the region in one place, then you’re in luck as Dandin.me gains a foothold. (Image: Dandin)
09:41 GMT

Dandin.me hosts an archive of music and sound from Egypt and the Arabic world. Ahram Online sits with its founder to see how the online platform has progressed since its launch nine months ago.

June 9, 2014

Stills from 'Happy' video clips. From top left clockwise: Egypt, Palestine, Yemen, Dubai. (Image: Al Ahram)
14:25 GMT

As the international wave of video clips to Pharrell Williams' 'Happy' keeps infusing YouTube with joy, Egypt's renditions are among the highest viewed in the region.

June 8, 2014

Amr is getting religious this Ramadan! (Image: Facebook)
13:52 GMT

Amr Diab will be releasing more religious prayers this Ramadan!

Shatha exclusively launched her single on Rotana's YouTube channel, which received plenty of positive comments from her listeners and loyal fans. (Image: Facebook)
08:32 GMT

Shatha Hassoun is grateful for Rashed al Majed's connection with her latest single "Henianah."