Music Reviews

July 3, 2013

1, 2, 3 FREE concerts courtesy of Assaf! (Image: Facebook)
06:24 GMT

As if he hadn't stolen hearts of his homeland already, Mohammad Assaf continues the charming magic by busting out not one, but THREE FREE concerts!

July 2, 2013

Creamfields is coming to town!
07:47 GMT

Every Lebanese electronica addict's dream has come true with the announcement the Creamfields, the largest electronic music festival in the world, is hitting up Beirut as its latest international location.

July 1, 2013

Haifa on the square of Shubbak Festival (Photo courtesy of Facebook)
10:58 GMT

Shubbak Festival opens a window in London to the fun, funky, and even edgy side of Arab culture.

English rock band 'Muse' is ready to rock in Abu Dhabi! (Photo courtesy of Getty/Stuart C. Wilson)
10:06 GMT

Abu Dhabi's best kept secret is finally unleashed, and one of the headliners for the Yasalam 2013 concerts is....English rock band, MUSE!!!!

June 30, 2013

Yousra Mahnouch is ready to hit the concert stage (Photo courtesy of Facebook)
11:33 GMT

Former ‘The Voice’ contestant Yousra Mahnouch is finally making some progress in her aspiring singing career with a new Egyptian song and concerts with hottie, Kadem Al Saher.

Marcel Khalife kicks it on the oud in London (Photo courtesy of Facebook/Muthanna Al-Qadi)
08:23 GMT

He might be blacklisted in Lebanon, but he's loved in London. Marcel Khalife performed last night at the Barbican Center to a sold out crowd.

PopArabia's partnership with Sony/ATV will now have a catalogue including Kanye West! (photo courtesy of )
06:07 GMT

The publishing and music rights consultancy for the MENA region, PopArabia has snatched a VIP licensing agreement with Sony/ATV Music!

June 28, 2013

Najwa Karam will be one of the stars performing at the Jerash Festival. (Image:
07:00 GMT

It's that time of year again when Arab artists flock to the beautiful city of Jerash for a round of magnificent concerts.

June 27, 2013

Stevie Wonder (Getty Images/Larry Busacca)
15:36 GMT

The 'Superstition' hit maker, Stevie Wonder, is still a gospel singing machine. His next album will be a tribute to his mother and may include a track in Arabic!

‘Them’ keyboardist Rami Kayyali, who is half Syrian and half Russian, said it was a good opportunity to have a bit of fun. (Photo courtesy of Twitter)
15:16 GMT

Aspiring musicians now have another chance to spread their work around the region, thanks to the organizers of Sikka Art Fair.

Alicia Keys belts it out in concert
07:30 GMT

Love her or hate her, Alicia Keys is coming back to the Middle East in November with a concert so hot, it's gonna set Dubai on fire!

June 26, 2013

Mohammad Abdo at the mic again
12:48 GMT

People need him, people want him, and now they’ve got him! Mohammad Abdo is rockin’ the stage once again! The Dubai International Trade Center never sounded so good.

Amr Diab celebrates thirty years in the business.
09:46 GMT

Egyptian superstar Amr Diab recently held a massive concert to celebrate his now thirty years in the business.

Nancy Ajram lovin' on Arab Idol runner-up, Ahmad Jamal
05:41 GMT

Looks like Arab Idol runner-up Ahmad Jamal is soon to join the ranks of Nancy Ajram. The aspiring almost title holder Facebooked the news that the Lebanese songstress is sharing her own business manager, Jiji Lamara, with him.

June 25, 2013

Mohammad Assaf from Palestine wins the title of Arab Idol!
09:00 GMT

Looks like everyone in the region has reached Assaf-mania. Some you'd least suspect are honoring this monumental moment of Palestinian pride, even Israelis!