Music Reviews

September 19, 2013

Hamdan Al Abri is one of two UAE acts for MTV EMA's (Image: Facebook)
07:38 GMT

Emirati R&B singer-songwriter Hamdan Al Abri and UAE band Juliana Down are pumped the word is out that they've been nominated for 'Best Middle East Act', so you can vote for them to win at the MTV European Music Awards in November.

September 18, 2013

Mazagan will soon sound amazing if Alama has anything to do with it!
11:51 GMT

Get your Arab pop star jam on at the simply fab Mazagan Beach and Golf Resort in El Jadida, Morocco.

September 17, 2013

Maii recording music with Lebanese independent music pioneer Zeid Hemdan. (Image: Facebook)
10:41 GMT

After years of shying away from playing to an audience, Egyptian singer Maii Waleed is now scheduled to perform at El-Geneina Theatre this weekend.

A little behind the scenes sneak peak of Tamer Hosny's "Si Al Sayed" (The Man) music video. (Image: Facebook)
08:58 GMT

Egypt’s politics may be deteriorating, but Egyptian hottie Tamer Hosny is not about to let that get in the way of his singing career! With a new music vid for his song 'The Man' on the way, he's sure to keep in the glittery limelight.

Donia Samir Ghanem's latest song has been accused of making her look like a "helpless" woman. (Image: Facebook)
08:41 GMT

She wanted to share her wedding-bliss happiness with the world through a song, but Donia Samir Ghanem's fans were less than impressed with the lyrics.

Teenage girls will be aghast that this boy band won't be singing their way through UAE! (Image: Facebook)
07:50 GMT

Every teenage girl in the Gulf will be 'Up All Night' crying after rumors got their hopes up that boy band One Direction would be stoppin' by the UAE for a concert on their 'Take Me Home' tour.

September 16, 2013

Mashrou Leila jammed the night away in Amman. (Image: Jordan Times/ Gaelle Sundelin)
09:36 GMT

The crowd was quickly in a frenzy as Mashrou Leila mixed up their jazzy, upbeat rock tunes with old French classics in the enchanting Roman ampitheatre setting.

Yousra Mahnoush stood alongside her former mentor Kadem Al Saher once more.
09:23 GMT

The debut of ‘Mahboubi Ana’ (The One I Love) hosted by ‘The Voice’ finalist Yousra Mahnoush highlighted Iraqi singer Kadem Al Saher where he shared his rags to riches story.

Toploader is soon Bahrain bound! (Image: Facebook)
09:13 GMT

British indie rock will meet the Dilmun Club in Saar later this month for a Bahrain show to remember with Toploader as the headliner.

The Lumineers (Image: Facebook)
05:00 GMT

The word is out, Dubai Media City Ampitheatre will be rockin' out to the sounds of 'The Lumineers' at the RedFestDXB music festival.

September 15, 2013

Haifa Wehbe and Tamer Ashour are releasing a duet together. (Image: Facebook)
13:42 GMT

Lebanese superstar Haifa Wehbe is busy between filming music videos, recording songs and shooting films, yet still had time to record a duet with singer Tamer Ashour.

Renowned director Nadine Labaki will star in "Rock the Casbah" alongside Omar Sharif. (Image: Facebook)
12:57 GMT

Omar Sharif and Nadine Labaki will star in a new French-Moroccan comedy film this year.

Peace One Day Cairo (Image: Facebook)
04:53 GMT

Homegrown musicians are lined up to play for peace in Cairo on Saturday, 21st of September for the 2013 International Peace One Day campaign at the Darb 1718 Contemporary Art and Culture Center.

September 13, 2013

First elimination round at "Battle of the Voice" (Image: Gulf Times/ Maria Imelda Enrile)
05:00 GMT

Expatriates are battling it out in Doha this month at Parco Mall. Singing hopefuls from all around the region and beyond have given it their shot and are not in the midst of elimination rounds.

September 12, 2013

Tamer Hosny posted a picture of him alongside Akon and Pitbull on FB. (Image: Facebook)
09:59 GMT

No music video of "Arabian Knight" has yet been released, but pictures of the three superstars, Tamer Hosny, Akon and Pitbull working on the song together were published on FB by Monsieur Tamer himself!