Music Reviews

June 11, 2013

100LIVE 2013 was rockin'! (Photo courtesy of 100 LIVE 2013 Facebook page)
08:40 GMT

The electronic music festival hosted by 100COPIES was a smashing success. Groups like Cellar Door, Zuli, El Madfa3geya and others from abroad brought the party to Egypt last weekend.

Egoz is ready to rock on Sunday
04:00 GMT

Egypt's underground rock band, Egoz, is beginning the launch of their tour, ‘Songs From The Temple,’ and debut album at home base at the El-Sawy Culturewheel on Sunday, 16 June.

June 10, 2013

The museum will let fans reminisce about Fairuz's earlier music career.
11:02 GMT

The Beirut home of legendary singer Fairuz is now scheduled to be restored and turned into a museum, commemorating the life of the songstress.

It was down to the bottom three: Salma and Perwaz nervous and sad (photo from the show's Facebook page)
10:23 GMT

It was a sad Saturday night to be Salma Rachid or Perwaz Hussein. The two gals made it so close and yet so far from the end of the competition and were eliminated from the weekend's show, while Ragheb Alama gets a big a surprise.

The princess is here! Diana Haddad hits up Arab Idol as a guest star.
09:22 GMT

Diana Haddad busted out a remix of Samira Tawfiq’s music as a form of tribute, along with a variety of her own songs, new and old, on set of Arab Idol on Friday night.

June 9, 2013

Nancy Ajram is the lady in red, performing as guest star on Arab Idol.
10:07 GMT

Nancy Ajram has been on the judging panel all season for Arab Idol 2, but on Saturday night's elimination episode, the songstress turned guest star. Her dress may have been the biggest hit of the night, but her songs were good too.

Ragheb Alama and Ahlam can be seen together on stage once more. (Photo from the show's Facebook page)
06:22 GMT

Long-running rival judges Ahlam and Ragheb Alama have put their behind past them and become friends again on the set of Arab Idol, Friday night, with Diana Haddad guest appearing.

Michael McIntyre had folks rolling in Dubai. (Photo courtesy of Michael McIntyre's Facebook page)
04:00 GMT

Word on Twitter is that folks were rolling in Dubai after the British comedian performed two sell-out gigs at Dubai World Trade Centre.

June 6, 2013

Carmen Suleiman knows Arab Idol success and passes on the Egyptian love to Ahmad Jamal.
10:36 GMT

It's the final stretch, and Arab Idol season finalist Ahmad Jamal has got at least one cheerleader! The winner of Arab Idol's first season, Carmen Suleiman, is tweeting her support of the fellow Egyptian contestant most in the danger zone.

June 5, 2013

It's an all star trio! (photo from press release)
12:00 GMT

It’s an all star trio performance set to liven up the post-race night on October 31st at Yas Island’s du Arena.

David Guetta always brings a hot show.
10:20 GMT

French DJ David Guetta and Lebanese singer Assi El Helani were just two of the superstars that shined the super successful Moroccan festival stage last week.

Majida gets enough attention without lil' ol' Arab idol (Photo of Majeda from the shooting of "E'tazalt El Gharam" music video in 2006 under the direction of Nadine Labaky)
08:27 GMT

Lebanese diva Majida Al Roumi’s career is so sizzlin’, she doesn’t need a moment in the Arab Idol spotlight, turns down the talent show invite.

She's happenin', and she knows it.
07:41 GMT

Egypt's hottest actress and songstress is smokin' up the small screen and the music scene this summer season.

Wust El Balad band is ready to rock next weekend (Photo from the band's website)
06:18 GMT

This is 'da week when the summer concert fun begins in Azhar Park's El-Geneina Theatre with bands bustin' out tunes all summer long.

June 4, 2013

Haifa and Hatem al Iraqi both rocked Iraq and the Lebanese Wehbe left with even more of a passion for Kurdish music.
06:51 GMT

Lebanese singer Haifa Wehbe had the time of her life in Iraq and dreams of returning and singing a Kurdish song to boot!