Music Reviews

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.

December 19, 2013

Carmen Suleiman smiles with the satisfaction of her success. (Image: Facebook)
09:09 GMT

Hoping to release her first full album when the record industry is back on its feet, Arab Idol winner Carmen Suleiman can't wait forever to launch her career. That's why she's giving us a gift this winter holiday of the song "Habib Wa Mish Habibi" (My Love and Not My Love).

Abd Elfattah Grini greets his audience in Alexandria (Image: Facebook)
08:37 GMT

Record snow and freezing temperatures were no barrier for Alexandria University students to see Abd Elfattah Grini live in concert at their school!

Christmas at the Cairo Opera House (Image courtesy of Al Ahram Online)
06:33 GMT

Audiences were delighted with some serious Christmas cheer with performances by The Cairo Opera Orchestra, Cairo Celebration Choir and Cairo Opera Company soloists on December 16 and 17 for the Cairo Opera House's annual Christmas concert.

December 18, 2013

Myriam looked stunning in the dress she wore to her private performance in London last night. (Image: Facebook)
09:08 GMT

Myriam Fares decided to do her last-minute Christmas shopping in London this year.

Say hello to 2014 with Majed Al Mohandes and Elissa in concert! (Image: Facebook)
09:00 GMT

What a dynamic duo to spend New Year's Eve with! Elissa and Majed Al Mohandes are ready to make some musical magic happen at Dubai's Ritz Carlton DIFC on December 31st.

The Munich Percussion and String Orchestra will be performing at the Cairo Opera House. (Image: Authenticitytravel.com)
06:53 GMT

On Friday 20 December in Cairo and 22 December in Alexandria, the Munich Percussion and String Orchestra conducted by Adel Shalabi will perform works by Omar Khairat and world composers.

Carole Samaha smoked the screen of "Mahboubi Ana" Tuesday night! (Image: Facebook)
05:00 GMT

Hopping from performance to live performance, Carole Samaha takes the stage and screen again, singing her hit "Ehsass kbeer" on MBC 1 TV show "Mahboubi Ana" Tuesday night.

December 17, 2013

Donia Samir Ghanem takes' the 2013 cake with the No. 1 music video for MENA. (Image: Facebook)
12:40 GMT

Check out this grand slam list of the Middle East and North Africa's most popular music videos from the last 12 months on youtube.

Nancy Ajram and Tamer Hosny lovin' on their Cairo crowd.
09:59 GMT

Two of our region's biggest stars showed no fear of carrying on with life and their careers in Egypt despite the political instability. The duo held a concert for "Q Net" on December 14th to a raving crowd.

December 16, 2013

Black Sabbath ready to throw it down in Abu Dhabi next year!
11:32 GMT

The month of May, 2014 will bring us more than warmer weather to get excited about if you're heavy metal maniac! Black Sabbath, the band headed by reality TV star Ozzy Osbourne, have a May 29th concert scheduled to rock our socks off!

Carole Samaha posing backstage with Dancing With the Stars show host Wissam Breidy (Image: Twitter)
09:19 GMT

Newlywed songstress Carole Samaha has proved she's definitely fully recovered from her serious injury as she grooved her way across the dance floor, singing up a storm, on set the Dancing With The Stars television show.

December 15, 2013

Myriam Fares performing at the OTV awards (Image: Instagram)
11:57 GMT

Best performer and best music video were the nominations received by ostentatious celebrity Myriam Fares at the OTV music awards.

Venezuelan film ‘El Sistema’ (2008) will be shown Sunday in Cairo, just one of many fun things to do in Egypt this week. (Image: Changliveselsistema.com)
05:00 GMT

Check out this wicked sweet list of things to do in Egypt from December 15th to 22nd.

December 14, 2013

It may not be warm out, but New Year's Eve is still going to be hot, hot, hot in Irbil with Nawal Al Zoghbi in town! (Image: Facebook)
11:53 GMT

Not sure what to do for New Year's Eve? If Nawal's music is your thing, make your way to the Kurdistan city of Irbil on December 31st!