Music Reviews

August 12, 2013

Cairo Opera House is finishing summer off right with their annual Summer Festival (Image: Facebook)
08:30 GMT

Get ready to say "See ya later" to summer at the Cairo Opera House. With events starting this weekend that last until the 4th of September, the open air theatre will come alive with the sound of music.

Arab stars gather at the Sayed Darwish Theatre stage to rock the 7th Arabic Music Festival in Alexandria. (Image: Facebook)
08:00 GMT

Egypt continues on hosting some of the biggest festivals in the Arab world. In Alexandria, the 7th Arabic Music Festival will get us dancing on August 15th!

Girls Generation, Psy, and other K-pop stars are helping unite this generation of guys and girls across borders
06:54 GMT

If there's one thing Israelis and Palestinians have in common, it's a love of Korean pop. Believe it or not, the country's culture and music like "Gangnam Style" are helping bridging the divide between cultures in the region.

'Crazy Lab' entertaining audiences in Dubai (Image: Facebook)
05:38 GMT

With one night down and still three to go, the 'Crazy Lab' show from Lebanon will continue bringing fun to Dubai with dance performances and live music from all around the region.

August 11, 2013

Tania Saleh, performing at the Odeon Theater-Amman earlier this year, will be opening things up at the Beirut Jazz Festival next month. (Image: Facebook)
07:00 GMT

Ready to get your annual dose of blues, Beirut? Well, Beirut Jazz Festival is coming again in less than month. International and local artists, like underground fave singer songwriter Tania Saleh, will be bringin' the rhythm.

Omar Souleyman singin' his techno heart out (Image: Facebook)
05:00 GMT

After being denied a visa based on fear that he would apply for residency, Sweden changed their minds and let our "Syrian techno" singer Omar Souleyman into the country for his scheduled gig at the Stockholm Music and Arts festival.

August 10, 2013

Carole Samaha injured her back during musical rehearsals. (Image: Facebook)
05:00 GMT

Singer Carole Samaha was looking forward to nothing more than starring in her very own musical. But, the star's recent back injury could affect the show's release date.

August 9, 2013

Ghalia Ben Ali performing at Hayy festival at El-Genaina theater. (Image: Bassam Al-Zoghby)
05:00 GMT

Female voices from the Arab region resounded through El Genaina Theatre's sold-out crowds during 2013 Hayy festival, despite major political problems in Egypt that halted many culture activities.

August 7, 2013

A screenshot from the music video Exodus: The Syrian Refugee Crisis. (Image: YouTube)
10:17 GMT

Music is the universal language of the world. Now, a Syrian guitarist and an English singer are working on raising awareness of the Syrian refugee crisis through music.

Amr Diab is smiling. Will we be smiling this weekend too?
09:54 GMT

So...it's been announced that Amr Diab's awaited new album will show up this weekend just in time for Eid El Fitr, but no promo campaign has been made. Will he release, or won't he release: that is OUR question!

August 6, 2013

Full of life: Carole Samaha to star in a new musical, The Lady. (Image: Facebook)
10:35 GMT

Singer Carole Samah's career is going from one high point to another. Now, she's getting her hands busy with the production of her very own musical.

The final instalment of the Mawaweel festival offered a variety of music, art, dance and crafts. (Image: Getty)
05:00 GMT

The Mawaweel Festival activities ended Ramadan on a high note in Cairo.

August 5, 2013

Get it Walid Al Shami, Ahlam, and Hussein Al Jassmi! They'll be Eid'n it up in Dubai this weekend!
09:30 GMT

Get ready to get your Eid on this weekend, Dubai, 'cause it's gonna be happenin' with performances by stars like Walid Al Shami, Hussain Al Jassmi, and Ahlam!

Hiba Tawaji's album in partnership with Oussama Rahbani. Ch-ch-check it out!
08:52 GMT

Oussama Rahbani might soon make Hiba Tawaji a common household name thrown about in any musical discussion. The two have tag-teamed to make a musical masterpiece available at Virgin Megastore now.

August 4, 2013

All smiles: Elissa releases teaser for her new music video. (Image: Facebook)
12:16 GMT

Eid's coming up this week, and so is Elissa's new music video. We got a sneak preview of what's to come!