Music Reviews

July 18, 2013

Get yo' Bala Feesh on every month at the 'Kharabeesh Living Room'
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The 'Kharabeesh Living Room' is a crash pad every month for a live music series 'Bala Feesh' (unplugged) in Amman. Last Saturday's installment included jive groups with an Arabic-English mix.

Sahar Taha performs with a band at the Iraqi cultural center in Verdun, Friday, July 12, 2013. (Image: The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Iraqi Sahar Taha went from being an aspiring child singer into being in a seven-woman band. They set the Lebanese stage on fire with songs of love and sorrow.

July 17, 2013

These three will soon be a trio!
12:00 GMT

Opera is not usually associated with the Arab world, but this time, Egypt is surprising us all. Three of our favorite stars will soon be busting out the high notes. Let's hope they're good!

This could soon be you in the lineup! Do u have what it takes?
09:56 GMT

Anybody that makes it into The Cairo Opera Orchestra has reached the height of their orchestral career, and now the chance is yours with the announcement of openings for new professional musicians with auditions taking place early September!

Is 'Ramadan Marwa' for real? Songstress sings new religious prayer.
08:50 GMT

Looks like ‘Ramadan Marwa’ is becoming a real thing. Last year she went family friendly film star for the holy month, and this year she’s recorded a religious prayer.

Assi Helani feeling merciful this Ramadan. (Image:Facebook)
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Most people just fast in Ramadan, singer Assi Helani fasts and records special songs dedicated to the Holy month.

July 15, 2013

Palestinian singer Sanaa Moussa will perform on July 26. (Image: Facebook)
11:33 GMT

5 fabulous Arab female acts will grace the stage at the Hayy Festival this year in Egypt.

July 14, 2013

Lana del Rey's got the glamor to glitter up Byblos Festival (Image: Facebook)
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The Byblos International Festival got a little more glamorous when U.S singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey performed hits from her album “Born to Die”.

July 13, 2013

Beirut's festivals will still carry on, despite the turmoil (Image: Beirut Holidays 2013 Facebook)
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While some International stars are changing their minds about lighting up the night at Beirut's festivals, Lebanese artists aren't terribly fazed by the turmoil around. The shows will go on!

July 11, 2013

Amr Diab has returned home! (Image: Facebook)
14:00 GMT

Egyptian homeboy and beloved superstar Amr Diab has returned to home turf, despite the crazy that’s going down near his house.

Big stars like Najwa Karam attended this year's successful Jerash Fetival. (Image: Facebook)
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Some of the biggest names in the entertainment business performed at the Jerash festival, and more than 100K people were there to watch!

July 10, 2013

Big Heart: Ramy has lots of love for Egypt
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Arab singers are uniting through music to support Egypt through its hardships. Ramy Ayach joined the crowd too!

Rabeh Saqer, Hussain Al Jassmi, and Yara are ready to blow our minds in Abu Dhabi!
08:52 GMT

It's gonna be a star-studded event going down at Abu Dhabi's Yas Island on August 10th! Rabeh Saqer, Hussain Al Jassmi, and Yara will unite for an Eidfest concert that's sure to blow our minds.

July 9, 2013

Inside Out, a band that battled it out (Image: Facebook)
09:21 GMT

A large crowd gather to witness a battle of the bands in Bahrain at Sanitarium, the Kingdom's biggest concert. Too bad for them, it was a Saudi group that took home the prize!

Eek! Where is everybody?! Tamer calls his agent! (Image: Facebook)
08:49 GMT

What went wrong with Tamer Hosny's Dubai concert that led to only 1,500 peeps in the audience?