Music Reviews

May 22, 2013

Lebanese youth are loving break dancing
09:42 GMT

Amped up on Red Bull energy drinks, B-boys from around the world dance their way through the competition in Beirut, where the pastime has become quite popular.

AiDA poster gets us excited for another dose of the famous opera
05:00 GMT

Get excited for another round of the Giuseppe Verdi Opera "Aida" at the Cairo Opera House four magical evenings in May.

May 21, 2013

Justin Bieber calmly accepts his award despite the loud jeers during the 2013 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
11:00 GMT

Pop teen star Justin Bieber is getting mixed reviews wherever he goes, whether its Dubai or the Billboard Music Awards in Sin CIty. Some have Bieber fever, while others just want him booed off the stage.

May 20, 2013

Errybody in 'da Cairo Jazz Club gettin' crunk
14:11 GMT

Errybody in 'da Cairo Jazz Club gettin' crunk on Tuesdays with El-Fusion for the next few weeks as bands from Egypt and around the region get down with 'da music from now until 4 June.

"Lord" Majed Al Mohandes sports new look
10:01 GMT

After releasing a single on X Factor Arabia, Majed Al Mohandes, formerly known as the “Prince of Arab Singing”, has moved up in the world with a “Lord” title by an Arab magazine in time for his European tour.

Cairo's electrifying experience with Ten Cities Project
09:04 GMT

Cairo could feel the electronic beat after three bands jammed together in Cairo, producing a harmonic performance that still allowed for individual style in the Ten Cities Project last week.

A painting for every mood of Adonis Tohme
08:16 GMT

If you're looking to add some color and energy to your day, visit Adonis Tohme’s “Infusions of Color, Reality and Imagination” at Saifi’s Galerie Piece Unique until May 25.

STOMP steps into Jordan (photo from STOMP Facebook page)
07:14 GMT

Performers from around the world used brooms, lids, matches, and even bananas to entertain the audience with STOMP in a three-day performance at Amman's Palace of Culture.

Amira Abouzahra performs with Tino Oac, vocalist from a popular German band, Söhne Mannheimsat. "Sommer Charity" event organized at Laudenbach, Germany on 10 May 2013. (Photo: Heike Pressler)
05:00 GMT

She might be short and cute, but man the girl can play. After a long standing ovation, 7-year-old Amira Abouzahra asks innocently if that meant the audience wanted to leave.

May 19, 2013

Nancy Ajram doesn't hold back and lets out what it's like to be an AI judge, singing star, and a mama.
10:35 GMT

Despite the challenges of working on the show with Ahlam and fulfilling duties in her career and personal life, Lebanese lovely Nancy Ajram is still happy she accepted the two-year contract to judge the region's contestants.

The Dum Tak Alternative Music Festival is coming to Amman!
09:52 GMT

Get ready to rock with the region's rowdiest singers in Amman later this month at the Dum Tak Alternative Music Festival.

Who's it gonna be out of the final X Factor three?
09:27 GMT

It won’t be long ‘til the region will know the season’s X Factor Arabia winner. The weekend’s show had the group Young Pharoz saying farewell, leaving three dudes to battle it out on Thursday.

Jet-setter Ragheb Alama flies to Paris and back in time for Friday's Arab Idol show
08:39 GMT

Arab Idol judge Ragheb Alama tweeted a pic from Paris last week and had fans wondering if the jet-setter would make it to Friday night’s show as the remaining 10 contestants fought for the title.

May 16, 2013

11:08 GMT

“It was important to have the museum be a museum of hope, to show that it is possible to rebuild a new life after living through something very dramatic,”director Roger Mayou told AFP ahead of the official reopening on May 18.

From smiles to serious faces, AUC showcased a musical double feature
10:54 GMT

AUC Music Department delivered two classic story lines in a performance that blew the audience away. The one-act opera ‘The Telephone’ and highlights from ‘Les Miserables’ translated into Egyptian Colloquial Arabic made folks go from laughter to tears all in one night.