Music Reviews

March 28, 2013

Students of classical music in Egypt benefit from Finnish cooperative initiative for the 6th year. (Photo: Mourad Heshmat)
13:25 GMT

On Thursday 28 March, the Cairo Opera House will be hosting the sixth Egyptian-Finnish Musical Bridge with a chamber music concert in which Egyptian students will play alongside experienced European professors.

Guns N’ Roses band members from left Dizzy Reed (keyboards), DJ Ashba (guitar), Tommy Stinson (bass) and Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (guitar). (Photo: Hadrian Hernandez/Gulf News)
07:53 GMT

The Guns N' Roses star tells fans they’ll be missing out if they leave Thursday's Abu Dhabi show early.

March 27, 2013

The superstar DJ promises to bring plenty of electro tunes to the UAE's Sunburn Festival.
05:35 GMT

The superstar DJ promises to bring plenty of electro tunes to the UAE's Sunburn Festival.

March 26, 2013

Najwa Karam and Fares Karam
14:34 GMT

Lebanese co-national singers Najwa Karam and Fares Karam had the audience in raptures for a Dubai Mother's Day special concert. Meanwhile, the once-fighting pair seemed to hit it off as best friends again, calling a truce on their rumored conflict.

Ribab Fusion Band in concert (Photo by Thoraia Abou Bakr)
09:02 GMT

Moroccan band, Ribab Fusion, wow the crowds at Cairo Jazz Festival with their modern twist on traditional Moroccan music.

Abu Dhabi paid tribute to Lebanese legend, Mansour Rahbani, at the Emirates Palace gig.
07:24 GMT

Fans of classic Middle Eastern music were treated to a magical night that paid tribute to Lebanese legends Assi and Mansour Rahbani at a concert held at Emirates Palace on Monday night.

Akon is set to perform at the festival on Thursday night.
05:21 GMT

A packed schedule of live entertainment and top international DJs from across the globe will have music lovers in the UAE gripped this weekend at the inaugural My Music X festival.

March 24, 2013

In the third episode of Arab Idol Two, the star studded panel of jet-setting judges took their search for talent far and wide, landing in three locations across the region.
08:49 GMT

In the third episode of Arab Idol Two, the star studded panel of jet-setting judges took their search for talent far and wide, landing in three locations across the region.

March 23, 2013

Al Kamandjâti has been organizing festivals and concerts in some unlikely places.
07:00 GMT

Away from the grand concert halls, one former refugee has gone back home with his musical talent in hand.

Sherine could be facing a lawsuit for failing to turn up to her own gig.
05:00 GMT

The erratic Egyptian star sloped off to fellow judge, Hassan's, wedding rather than play her gig in the U.S.

March 22, 2013

Art Dubai promises to be a glitzy affair.
07:00 GMT

Art Dubai has opened its doors with more than just a lick of paint and a few brushes.

March 21, 2013

Dolly Shaheen
11:05 GMT

The Lebanese lovely put out a track in honor of her mom on Arab Mothers' Day.

Yara tells all about that delayed album release.
09:39 GMT

The Lebanese songstress has delayed her album for months but says she's still in the game.

Andrea Bocelli will perform in Abu Dhabi on March 22
07:15 GMT

A church choir in the UAE is set to share a stage with legendary Italian singer Andrea Bocelli at his concert on Friday.

March 19, 2013

Ahmed Nazmi released his first solo album Ethbat Hala (Stating a Condition) on Sunday 17 March at the Cairo Jazz Club.
07:14 GMT

Egypt's jazz fans are getting down to the funky grooves of Ahmed Nazmi's first solo album.