Music Reviews

May 7, 2013

Majed Al Mohandes makes it big with Rotana Records
10:21 GMT

Why fix it if it ain’t broke? Majed Al Mohandes is happy to renew his contract for the 8th year with Rotana Records.

May 6, 2013

Mohammad Assaf's shining moment
09:43 GMT

Jury’s still out if Mohammad Assaf will be the next Arab Idol, but he won’t ever forget the moment he wowed everyone with his performance of "Ya REIT Feeni Khabeeha".

May 5, 2013

Pascale Machaalani too daring
10:33 GMT

Time to rewind and re-edit for Pascale Machaalani after her new video clip for 'Girls Dreams' was deemed too daring.

X Factor Arabia
10:02 GMT

On the 7th episode of X Factor Arabia, contestants got a chance to sing to a tune from their favorite idol, performances which left Salwa Alanouf saying farewell to the competition.

Justin Bieber is worth waiting for
07:40 GMT

He finally made it. Dubai 'Beliebers' waited months for the Justin Bieber 'Believe' concert, so what was another two hours? The mamas of the young fans were not quite so patient with the 10pm start time.

The elusive Justin Bieber was nowhere to be found at Dubai Mall
07:24 GMT

Don't believe everything you read on Twitter. Thousands Justin Bieber fans flocked to Dubai Mall after the teen star's bodyguard tweeted that he would be going to 'Millions of Milkshakes'. Disappointment was all the thousands of 'Beliebers' found.

May 3, 2013

Shubha Mudgal the vocals and plays the tanpura.
14:08 GMT

Shubha Mudgal, an iconic musician who specialises in Hindustani classical music, performed on Tuesday 23 April in Cairo and on 25 April in Alexandria. It was a pleasant surprise to find the Cairo Opera House Small Hall full to the brim – so much so that some had to listen to the concert standing.

May 2, 2013

The man, the legend Mohamed Mounir is coming to town!
12:33 GMT

Egypt's legendary singer Mohamed Mounir is performing a concert at the Ayn Al Sukhna City to an already sold-out crowd this spring.

Are you ready to rock with Rihanna?
08:26 GMT

Tickets go on sale in a week for Rihanna's blingin' fall show in Abu Dhabi.

Syrian refugees in Jordan's Zaatari Camp.
06:48 GMT

On Wednesday 8 May, a concert featuring classical pieces and traditional Syrian music will be put on at the Cairo Opera House.

May 1, 2013

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11:40 GMT

In a land where women fight for rights like education, they got to let down their hair and party hardy at a ladies only concert in Afghanistan.

Dubai still digs Justin!
08:01 GMT

Get the rundown of cray-cray on Justin Bieber's Believe World Tour. Despite it all, Dubai is ready to rock with the teen sensation later this week.

April 30, 2013

Pinocchio: A Puppet's Story, based on the timeless story of a wooden puppet by Carlo Collodi, will premier in Egypt at the Cairo Opera House on Sunday 5 May.
12:19 GMT

'Pinocchio: A Puppet's Story' is retold through dance and music by Italian actor and director at the Cairo Opera House on Sunday 5 May.

Amal Maher sings for Sinai
10:47 GMT

Sinai Liberation Day was celebrated in style with singing stars from across the region at The Future University in Egypt on April 25th.

Erbil's getting hot, hot, hot with Hatem and Haifa
09:13 GMT

Only a month 'til concert time in Erbil, Iraq. Haifa Wehbe and Hatem Al Iraqi shared the deets at the Four Seasons Hotel, Beirut.