Music Reviews

January 2, 2014

After performing in the Cairo Opera House over Christmas, the Cairo Celebration Choir is off to Morocco. (Image: Facebook)
11:41 GMT

Egypt's Cairo Celebration Choir will say hello to Morocco and the New Year with a January 4th concert in Rabat, hosted by Moroccan choir Les Voix du Choeur.

January 1, 2014

This was Salma's first time in Palestine, where she performed on new year's eve. (Image: Albawaba edit)
13:53 GMT

Former Arab Idol contestant Salma Rashid said she was super delighted at performing on new year’s eve in Bethlehem, Palestine.

Amal has released a new song titled "Liar" today. (Image: Facebook)
12:11 GMT

It was supposed to launch last summer, but Amal Hijazi has finally released her latest single "Kaddab" (Liar).

December 31, 2013

Burj Al Arab about to give guests a night to remember! (Image: Facebook)
11:55 GMT

Front row seats to the stunning fireworks that will fill the sky, a romantic dining experience, or getting your dancing shoes worn in with some international music are just a few of the ways the Emirati socialites are planning to spend their cash tonight and say goodbye to 2013.

December 30, 2013

The judges of the X Factor Arabia: Carole Samaha, Wael Kfoury, Elissa and Hussain Al Jasmi. (Image: Facebook)
14:34 GMT

Were you looking forward to Season 2 of the X Factor Arabia this year? Well, you're just gonna have to hold your breath a bit longer now.

Underneath a gorgeous rainbow, the crew loaded 40 containers for the long haul to Dubai. (Image: Facebook)
12:08 GMT

Thank you, Cirque du Soleil, for keeping the memory of Michael Jackson alive and in Dubai tonight!

December 29, 2013

Mad violin playin' MAias Alyamani moves his career along with new album launch. (Image: Facebook)
07:45 GMT

One of the most promising young Arab musicians today, Syrian musician MAias Alyamani has released six albums and will soon celebrate the launch of another at a concert taking place at the Museum of Islamic Art.

December 26, 2013

Cairo peeps getting their minimal dancing on. (Image courtesy of dailynewsegypt/May Mansour)
09:08 GMT

Could Cairo be the new Berlin? DJ Samy's minimal house music made it big in the Egyptian capital's cool new venue.

Amr Diab will be holding his DIFF concert in January. (Image: Facebook)
00:48 GMT

Fans disappointed by Amr Diab's cancelled concert can now rejoice as a new performance date has been scheduled!

December 24, 2013

Walid Tawfiq has remixed old classics in a new album. (Image: Facebook)
11:56 GMT

Lebanese singer Walid Tawfiq has revived some the Arab world's best classical songs in a new album.

Carole Samaha taking "The Lady" stage by storm (Image: Facebook)
09:32 GMT

Sell-out shows and a hit song still atop the charts make for a very happy holiday season for Carole Samaha.

Joana Nachef conducts and looks good doing it. Why not? (Image courtesy of now.mmedia.me)
08:04 GMT

Some may call Joana Nachef a cheerleader, a scholar, and a great communicator, but she directly claims her current position wouldn't have been possible if she'd stayed in Lebanon. Boom. There. She said it.

December 22, 2013

Christmas concerts, film screenings, and much more to do this week in Egypt!
08:16 GMT

Get your Christmas spirit on with concerts galore, including the famous Nutcracker ballet, or enjoy a multitude of other magnificently fun things to do in Cairo or Alexandria this week!

Fares fixed his eyes on Walid to direct his clip, kicks Joe Bu Eid out!
07:46 GMT

Lebanese singer Fares Karam is transforming his latest hit "Daddy" into a music video. It was originally going to be directed by Joe Bu Eid, but Fares swapped him out for Walid Nasif last minute. What gives with the switcheroo?

December 20, 2013

Fadel Shaker before he quit singing and converted into a Jihadist. (Image: Facebook)
04:52 GMT

He may have quit singing years ago, and he may be on the run from the law, but ex-singer Fadel Shaker has just released a religious chant about Jesus.