Music Reviews

March 16, 2014

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!

March 15, 2014

Little Rand al-Shehili became a hit in Saudi Arabia for her beautiful singing voice. (Image: Facebook)
12:18 GMT

A young Saudi girl has emerged as one of the most praised stars in the kingdom and the region after a video of her singing went viral.

The Cairo Opera House has a wide range of musical and dance events on a daily basis. (Image: Facebook)
12:01 GMT

Egypt and Alexandria have a whole lot of music and dance events to keep you busy every day this weekend/week.

March 13, 2014

Pascale looked very pretty as an elegant Gypsy. (Image: Facebook)
10:03 GMT

Pascale Machaalani is no longer a redhead; she's now a beautiful brunette Gypsy Queen!

Ahlam posing with a Harrods doorman in London this week. (Image: Instagram)
05:00 GMT

Singer Ahlam is in London to start recording her new album at the Metropolis International Studio.

March 12, 2014

Boyzone is Dubai-bound, and don't you forget it! (Image: Facebook)
13:22 GMT

There aren't "Words" for the level of excitement the Irish boy band is stirring in Dubai right now.

The Cairo Jazz Festival is back for its 6th edition this March. (Image: Facebook)
12:19 GMT

The 6th edition of the Cairo Jazz Festival returns to host live and ‘beyond stage’ performances from local and international acts as well as workshops and masterclasses at multiple venues.

March 11, 2014

Youssra El Hawary performing at the Oufuqy Music Festival, El Cabina, Alexandria in June 2013
(Image taken by villa photography and posted to Youssra's Facebook page)
05:00 GMT

She's an accordionist, singer, and now radio show host. Youssra El-Hawary's weekly Nogoum FM show features live performances from Egypt's independent musicians.

March 10, 2014

Poster of Hakawy festival. Artwork created by one of the artists on AFCA's board (Image: Mohamed El-Ghawy)
10:38 GMT

Between 12 and 18 March, Hanager Arts Centre will hold the Hakawy children's theatre festival. Ahram Online talked to Mohamed El-Ghawy, the main dynamo behind this unique initiative.

Yasmine Hamdan will be performing in this year's D-CAF in Qasr Al-Nil Theatre on 4 April. (Image: Facebook)
05:00 GMT

D-CAF is back, peeps! The contemporary entertainment will begin again on March 20th.

March 9, 2014

One of the traditional settings in an Iranian household in celebration of Nowruz. (Image: Facebook)
12:51 GMT

Australia is celebrating the Persian New Year with their own line up of traditional Iranian music concerts, featuring world-renowned Iranian Tar virtuoso Keyvan Saket. "Nowruz" the time to celebrate! Aussies line up Iranian concerts in celebration of Persian New Year

Clapton gave Bahrain a night to remember with his rocking concert last night. (Image: Gulf Daily News)
10:55 GMT

Fans went absolutely wild at Eric Clapton's two-hour special concert last night in Bahrain.

Swedish DJ and producer Avicii is joining the racing fun next month (Image: Facebook)
09:26 GMT

While some may be most excited about race day at the 2014 Formula One Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix on April 406, we're not gonna lie that the concerts are what floats our boat the most. Here's the lowdown on the weekend we're all waiting for.

The bicycle journey of "Wadjda" is just one of the many things to go and watch this week in Egypt. (Image: Facebook)
08:55 GMT

Cairo International Jazz Festival, screening of movie Wadjda, and Hakawy International Arts Festival for Children are just a few of the fabulous things going down this week in Egypt.

March 7, 2014

Salalem will be bringing some of the fun on March 8 (Image: Facebook)
05:00 GMT

Whether you don't have Saturday night plans, or even if you do, ditch them, 'cause Darb 1718 in downtown Cairo is the place to be come March 8.