Music Reviews

June 25, 2013

Arab Idol finalist Ahmad Jamal flies home to Egypt along with Angham
08:35 GMT

He may not have achieved the Arab Idol title, but show finalist Ahmad Jamal still arrived in Cairo victorious with hotshot singer Angham at his side.

De La Soul (photo courtesy of Facebook)
06:52 GMT

Uday Jagda is only 22, but he's already hit it up with the big boys of beat boxin' De La Soul and Erykah Badu, now he's got a track on a new Emirate album!

June 24, 2013

The miracle of Mohammad Assaf showing in every home.
09:45 GMT

“Arab Idol has offered us more than any politician has,” said Arab Idol finalist, Ahmad. He, Farah, and the winning Mohammad provide hope to others with humble beginnings.

The Baalbeck Festival is staged at the Roman-era temple complex
06:04 GMT

It may not be the Civil War all over again, but things around the Bekaa Valley where the International festival takes place are certainly not peaceful right now. Organizers of the event are weighing options to see if a change of venue is necessary.

June 23, 2013

The AI foursome getting along at last
11:35 GMT

The region's hottest talent show finished strong with the judges actually getting along. What gives?

Mic Check for Salalem at the Citadel (Photo courtesy of band's Facebook page)
10:23 GMT

Cairo's old-school Salah Eddin Citadel transformed to the hipster place to be on World Music Day. Three Egyptian bands rocked it on stage for the June 20th Fête de la Musique celebration.

Mohammad Assaf rejoices! (Photo courtesy of Facebook)
06:56 GMT

All Palestinians have been rooting for their homeboy, Arab Idol contestant Mohammad Assaf, to win the title. Their wishes came true last night, as the talented singer became the next big thing in the region's music industry.

June 22, 2013

Elissa's got herself a Spaniard.
06:00 GMT

Elissa's got a new music video with a dreamy lover from Spain.

June 21, 2013

Dubai dives into fun this summer
06:00 GMT

The temperature isn't the only thing sizzlin' in Dubai this summer. There are tons of activities all around town, including performances by Smurfs and Hollywood comics, The Wayans Bros.

June 20, 2013

Dubai rappers bringin' down 'da house tonight! (Photo courtesy of the event Facebook page)
09:31 GMT

The Ultimate Freestyle Night is hosting a healthy competition for the region's budding rappers in an Arab Idol-inspired event. To top it off, iFLY Dubai will be demonstrating indoor skydiving feats in the background!

Tamer digs being a daddy
08:45 GMT

Having a little baby girl has rocked songster Tamer Hosny’s world. While we are all keeping our eyes on the Egyptian superstar, he can’t take his own off his daughter, Talia.

"Arabian Knightz" is one of the rappin' Revolutionist bands (Photo courtesy of the band's Facebook page)
05:00 GMT

With all kinds of emotions about their country's political problems, many Egyptians are turning to music to sing, rap, and dance their Revolutionary cares away.

June 19, 2013

Rami Sabri has a new album...soon? (photo from a fan Facebook page)
09:10 GMT

After many delays and much criticism for it, Egyptian songster Rami Sabri's new promised album release date is today! Will it come true?

Tango is a dance of passion.
08:05 GMT

Photo display in Cairo's happenin' Sufi Bookstore takes us into the Tango-ed world of passion and romance.

June 17, 2013

Jerash Festival for Culture and Arts is coming for the 28th time
11:00 GMT

With concerts, handcrafts and more than 100 activities open to the public free of charge, Jerash is the place to be until July 7th for the 28th annual Jerash Festival for Culture and Arts.