Music Reviews

May 13, 2014

His concert didn't go great in the eyes of some, but Cheb Khaled can still wear a smile on his face (Image: archive).
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Famed Algerian Rai singer Cheb Khaled's recent concert didn't exactly down as planned, but that wasn't exactly his fault.

May 12, 2014

Mei with her song "Same Heart" was Israel's entry to the semifinal round of the song contest that took place in Copenhagen this year. (Image: Facebook)
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Mei Finegold represents Israel with song "Same Heart"; Israel has not qualified for final round of the contest for four years running.

May 6, 2014

Sing it for Egypt, Cyrine! (Image: Facebook)
13:31 GMT

Egypt's tourism industry needs all the help it can get, and Cyrine Abdel Nour was happy to do her singing part.

May 4, 2014

Najwa Karam has fans in nearly every corner of the world! (Image: Facebook)
10:11 GMT

Najwa Karam is currently taking this thing international! After making four stops already, the songstress is still on the move around the United States.

Can you see through her blouse? Some said they could! (Image courtesy of Laha Magazine).
09:50 GMT

With "The Voice" season over, Sherine is back to her homeland, and she let her country know it by holding a concert at the Cairo Stadium on May 2.

May 3, 2014

Hassan Khan performs "Taraban" at the Falaki Theatre in Cairo, 26 April 2014. (Image: Mostafa Abdel Aty)
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Concluding a month-long series of events in Cairo, Hassan Khan remixes classical Arabic songs, reaffirming the experimental flair running through his work.

April 30, 2014

A still from the Gaza "Happy" music video. (Image: YouTube)
12:47 GMT

Gaza joins in on the "Happy" music video craze with a dancy video of their own.

April 27, 2014

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis brought their exotic selves to Abu Dhabi (Image courtesy of Rotana Times).
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For those curious to see how the Muslim world would respond to these same-sex marriage promoters, fans of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis received them just as warmly on Friday as other parts of the world.

April 24, 2014

Jowan Safadi strumming the strings at Cairo Jazz Club (Image: Facebook).
08:36 GMT

Performing live before a small holiday crowd at Cairo Jazz Club, Jowan Safadi doesn't want be a voice of the Palestinian cause to gain acceptance of Arab audiences.

April 22, 2014

Get your "Love Melody 10" on! (Image used for illustrative purposes only)
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With his new album "Love Melody 10" just out, the Iranian composer is already working on another project that combines Iranian and western music.

April 21, 2014

Nancy and Khaled collaborated on the successful World Cup song together. (Image: Facebook)
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Nancy Ajram and Cheb Khaled released Coca Cola's official World Cup song.

April 15, 2014

David Broza on the road (Image: Facebook)
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"East Jerusalem/ West Jerusalem" album by David Broza brings together both Israeli and Palestinian performers in a feat some might deem impossible.

Yasmine Hamdan was one of this year's D-CAF performers (Image: Facebook).
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Performances, public space and the future of the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival in Cairo are explained here.

April 13, 2014

Karim beautifully curated the Springs & Pianos Festival in Amman this week. (Image: Facebook)
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Karim Said, alongside a number of talented fellow musicians, brought the Strings & Pianos stage to life with live recitals of Chopin, Dvorak and Rachmaninov.

April 11, 2014

Mohammad Assaf singing his heart out in Palestine on Valentine's Day. (Image: Facebook)
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He's a Dubai-based dude now, but he's made his way back to Palestine for his upcoming music video.