Music Reviews

June 4, 2013

100 Live festival is headed to downtown Cairo.
06:00 GMT

Spotlighting Egypt's underground music scene, 100 Live festival will take place at Rawabet Theatre in downtown Cairo.

Cheb Khaled performed on Arab Idol, shortly before his Dubai gig.
05:08 GMT

In Dubai last Saturday to perform a special gig at Cavalli Club, 'King of Rai' Cheb Khaled was interviewed about his world of music.

June 3, 2013

No more Morsi, says El-Fan Midan street festival organizers (Photos by Monica Elashy)
12:56 GMT

Organisers of popular Cairo art festival El-Fan Midan support anti-Morsi 'Rebel' campaign by dedicating 1 June event to collect signatures.

Alicia Keys is set to sing to Israel next month.
10:01 GMT

R&B singer Alicia Keys is scheduled to appear in Tel Aviv on American Independence Day next month, but she's getting major celebrity backlash for doing so.

Moroccan Islamist Abdel Bari Zamzami wants Jessie J to hit the road jack.
09:35 GMT

A Moroccan Islamist slams Jessie J’s daring outfit during her gig at the 12th Mawazine World Rhythms International Music Festival in Rabat.

Khyam Allami comes to town (Photo taken from
07:28 GMT

Khyam Allami, Maurice Louca and Khaled Yassine mix it up with electric and acoustic music in a summer tour starting Friday.

June 2, 2013

Rami Sabri shows he's friends again with Asala Nasri and her husband.
12:06 GMT

At Cairo's happenin' Middle East Music Award Festival, award winning singers and duet performers Asala Nasri and Rami Sabri give every sign that they are indeed friends.

Majida makes a splash.
09:55 GMT

Majida Al Roumi makes it into the all-star lineup of Morocco's Timitar Festival at the end of June.

Ghada Ragab gets noted by Ambassador.
09:32 GMT

Ghada Ragab has love of country to Egypt, as well its relationship to Turkey. She's used her vocal talents to spread the feeling to fans, for which the Turkish Ambassador to Egypt has taken notice.

The show must go on at the Cairo Opera House
04:00 GMT

Protests continue by musicians and staff angry at recent sackings of arts officials, but the Cairo Opera House will open its doors once more for performances.

May 30, 2013

Majed Al Mohandes dreams of helping aspiring artists
11:56 GMT

Beloved Iraqi singer Majed Al Mohandes tours his way around the region's talent shows. This weekend's stop is a guest performance on Arab Idol 2.

Errybody gettin' crunk with Toot Ard at the Dum Tak Festival (photo by Salem Husseini)
08:52 GMT

Times they are a changin' in Jordan. "Music and concerts are more accepted today," says a Dum Tak operations manager from Art Medium. That's why about a thousand a day are enjoying the open air musical experience just outside of Amman this week.

The dress by the UAE based designer as it features in The Mrs Carter Show book
07:37 GMT

Beyonce chooses a Mashrabiya-inspired dress by a Dubai-based designer to wear in her new book "Mrs. Carter Show World Tour".

May 29, 2013

Mawazine will love Tamer Hosny's treat this weekend.
12:48 GMT

The region’s fave Egyptian boy is headed to the Mawazine Music Festival this weekend with a special treat for Morocco.

The review is out for AIDA opera.
06:00 GMT

We knew it was coming, and now the review is here for Cairo Opera House's entertaining performance of Verdi’s materpiece Aida. Apparently, it was a crowd pleaser.