Music Reviews

September 8, 2013

Ali Al Hajar sings song against Islam (Image: Facebook)
11:06 GMT

Some say Ali Al Hajar's latest song “We Are One People and You Are Another” is inciting hatred in politically polarised Egypt.

Creamfields concert was cancelled after all (Image: Facebook)
08:04 GMT

There's much to worry about for those living in Lebanon right now, but the Creamfields concert was set to be a ray of sunshine and hope in the midst of fear of violence. When the festival was cancelled last minute, it took with it a glimmer of hope for peace.

September 7, 2013

Tom Jones will be performing at the Inter- Continental Doha beach this month. (Image: Facebook)
06:00 GMT

If Tom Jones is your idol and you're living in Doha, then you're in luck! The international star will be performing at the Inter- Continental Doha beach on September 17.

September 5, 2013

Fareeda Ali
12:57 GMT

She's no Mohammad Assaf, but she's got her own mission to preserve the ancient art of Arabic Maqam from extinction, and we think her Bahrain Summer Festival performance tonight will be enjoyable as well.

Rick Ro$$ and T-Pain will be rappin' it up October 4th in the UAE
09:00 GMT

With one in Abu Dhabi and the other in Dubai on the same night, hip hop artists Rick Ro$$ and T Pain are ensuring all of the UAE will be feelin' the beat.

Shaaban has been quietly preparing for a patriotic song all along. (Image: Facebook)
09:00 GMT

Egyptian folk singer Shaaban Abdel Rahim has gone all quiet recently, but only 'cos he's been preparing a surprise patriotic song for his fans.

Quite the performer, Mohammad Assaf is headed to charm his way through Abu Dhabi
08:22 GMT

Abu Dhabi, Mohammad Assaf is coming to town for a Yasalam concert that's 100% FREE of charge!

September 4, 2013

You can now buy tickets to watch Timbaland and will.i.am Live at Dubai Music Week. (Image: Ticketmaster)
09:45 GMT

International superstars Timbaland and will.i.am will be headlining Dubai Music Week this month, and tickets are now up for sale. Hurry up and get yours!

September 3, 2013

Last week the indie band launched their third album, “Raasük” (“They made you dance”). (Image: Facebook)
11:28 GMT

Popular Lebanese indie band "Mashrou’ Leila" release their third album, make first appearance in over a year at sell-out concert in Beirut.

Singer Dina Hayek returned to her old and best-suited music genre: Romance! (Image: courtesy of arabicollection)
09:01 GMT

Dina Hayek released a new song with the fabulous style we love to hear her in: the Romance genre!

Sami Yusuf sings his heart out (Image: Courtesy of Times of Oman)
07:13 GMT

In a performance that can only described as epic, British singer-songwriter Sami Yusuf wowed the whole crowd in Muscat last Friday night.

September 2, 2013

Mohammad Assaf was a huge hit at the Bahrain Summer Festival. (Image: Facebook)
14:34 GMT

Since winning Arab Idol, Mohammad Assaf has been busy touring the Arab world. His latest sold-out concert was at the Bahrain Summer Festival.

Nancy Ajram had her Tunisia concert cancelled at the last minute. (Image: Facebook)
09:59 GMT

Nancy Ajram hosts concerts all over the world, except she had to cancel her latest Tunisia concert for mysterious reasons. Could it really have been the low ticket sales that prompted it?

Mashrou Leila brings it once again with 3rd album "Ra’asuk" (They made you Dance)
07:59 GMT

Indie Lebanese band Mashrou Leila let's it all hang loose with their exciting third album release "Ra'asuk" (They Made You Dance).

September 1, 2013

Don't mess with Shams. She's got a song with sass comin' up (Image: Facebook)
08:59 GMT

She may not be on the battlefront, but sassy songstress Shams’ new track "Deen Abukum Ismu Ayh" (What is the Religion of Your Fathers Called?) aims at fighting all forms of extremism.