Music Reviews

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.

Baalbeck Festival took the worst hit of all summer festivals in Beirut
08:34 GMT

With International festivals and concerts a big terrorist target and all the unrest around the region, Beirut saw and heard much less music this summer.

Charlie Rayne will be one of the acts performing at the Festival. (Image: Facebook)
07:38 GMT

The Wicker Park Music Festival aims to promote local talent, while working to awaken residents to the importance of respecting the environment.

August 29, 2013

Myriam Fares fires up the Moroccan stage. (Image: Facebook)
14:04 GMT

The girl knows how to draw a crowd. You gotta give her that! Myriam Fares brought in an unexpected 10 thousand peeps to her Moroccan concert.

Samaana is a competition aimed at promoting instrumental music through discovering talented new composers to introduce to the public. (Shutterstock/Silver John)
05:00 GMT

A new composing competition is now open to all Arabs in Egypt. Samaana aims to discover the Middle East's most talented composers.

August 28, 2013

British band Ferocious Dog will be heading to Bahrain for their debut gig this month. (Image: Facebook)
10:47 GMT

The Gulf is increasing in popularity with its music gigs, and British folk band Ferocious Dog seem to be fans of the region. They're heading to Bahrain for a gig at the end of this month!

The Gypsy Queens brought their 'tude and their tunes to town in Beirut. (Image: Facebook)
10:24 GMT

Crooning out "Fly Me to the Moon" in totes a public place, The Gypsy Queens' share how their high hopes have led them to our neck of the woods.

Kazem El Saher put his coat on for a hot performance in Lebanon. (Image: Facebook)
09:18 GMT

It was a cold night in Ehden, but superstar Kazem El Saher put on his coat for a hot performance in Lebanon.

Amr Diab is busy filming music clips and not worrying about his leaked album. (Image: Facebook)
07:58 GMT

Superstar Amr Diab has been busy filming his music videos in Greece this month; not bothered by the leaking of his album or you know, the naked-women-at-his-concert-scandal!

August 27, 2013

Carole Samaha kicks the dust off her feet in the Egyptian desert while filming her new clip. (Image: Facebook)
10:03 GMT

It was no holds barred as Carole Samaha set out to make one pricey music vid for the song "Wahshani Biladi" (I Miss my Country).

Sherine shines on stage (Image: Facebook)
08:36 GMT

According to gossip, Sherine was kicked out of Morocco during her concert at the Voix de Femmes festival, an incident which the Egyptian singer and her technical advisor adamantly deny.

Egyptian singers Mustafa Kamel and Ehab Tawfiq show their support for Egypt by releasing patriotic songs. (Image: Facebook)
08:10 GMT

Egyptian singers are feeling the pain of what their country is going through, and have decided to go all patriotic with their music. National songs are the theme in Egypt right now!

Nesma Abdel-Aziz is to take part with her Marimba band in the Vienna African Arts Festival. (Image: Facebook)
05:00 GMT

Look out Austria; Egyptian Nesma Abdel-Aziz is to take part with her Marimba band, joined by the popular Tanoura troupe, in the Vienna African Arts Festival.

August 26, 2013

Young at heart Sabah Fakhri held a grand concert in downtown Beirut. (Image: Facebook)
08:27 GMT

Who says you've to retire when you get old? Sabah Fakhri is still rocking the stage for fans in Beirut and the Arab world!

50 Cent will bring his P.I.M.P. self to Turkey! (Image: Facebook)
07:50 GMT

More than likely, it will cost more than half a dollar to attend the first Velevet Villains "Vestival", headlining rappers like 50 Cent and Akon, so you better "Get Rich or Die Tryin" to attend!