Music Reviews

May 30, 2013

Errybody gettin' crunk with Toot Ard at the Dum Tak Festival (photo by Salem Husseini)
08:52 GMT

Times they are a changin' in Jordan. "Music and concerts are more accepted today," says a Dum Tak operations manager from Art Medium. That's why about a thousand a day are enjoying the open air musical experience just outside of Amman this week.

The dress by the UAE based designer as it features in The Mrs Carter Show book
07:37 GMT

Beyonce chooses a Mashrabiya-inspired dress by a Dubai-based designer to wear in her new book "Mrs. Carter Show World Tour".

May 29, 2013

Mawazine will love Tamer Hosny's treat this weekend.
12:48 GMT

The region’s fave Egyptian boy is headed to the Mawazine Music Festival this weekend with a special treat for Morocco.

The review is out for AIDA opera.
06:00 GMT

We knew it was coming, and now the review is here for Cairo Opera House's entertaining performance of Verdi’s materpiece Aida. Apparently, it was a crowd pleaser.

Tsk, tsk, Sherine, for wearing jeans, some say.
05:00 GMT

Haters gonna hate, we suppose. While her outfit may not have been as scandalous as those of other performers, superstar Sherine’s decision to rock jeans at the concert still led to controversy.

May 28, 2013

Rihanna purrs: “All I see is dollar signs, Ohhh… Money on my mind.”
19:43 GMT

Rihanna is raking in a whoppin' $3 million for her upcoming Abu Dhabi concert later this year. That's some serious Gs, dudes!

'Angry Birds' Theme Park is coming soon! (Photo credit to
06:00 GMT

The world’s most downloaded game is about to become a fun destination somewhere in the Gulf as three different cities are vying for the privilege to construct the region's first 'Angry Birds' theme park.

May 27, 2013

'Da club is hoppin' (PHOTOGRAPHED BY: Amr Medhat)
09:26 GMT

El Fusion is 'da happenin' thing to attend in Cairo every Tuesday this summer, and it's started off with a strum and a bang.

Ballet comes to Beirut
09:15 GMT

Beirut Dance Project's classical ballet rendition of "Beauty and the Beast" helps children from disadvantaged families achieve their dream.

Mawazine Festival

Mawazine Festival (photo by sabir el mouakil)
08:50 GMT

The International music extravaganza of Rabat's Mawazine Festival is underway with big, big names from all over the world.

Dr. Rihanna? Mad scientist? What is the superstar wearing?
08:26 GMT

Rihanna usually flaunts what her momma gave her, but the superstar actually attempted to cover up a little for the conservatives at the Mawazine Festival in Rabat on Friday by wearing a Doctor-like coat. Whether or not she was actually successful in her efforts, you be the judge.

May 26, 2013

Walid Tawfiq (right) has begun a war of words with Ragheb Alama (left) by not saying anything at all.
15:16 GMT

By refusing even to acknowledge Ragheb Alama's name, Walid Tawfiq has just opened a huge can of worms and rumors.

May 23, 2013

Nancy Ajram is returning to her roots and connecting with her fans.
14:57 GMT

Nancy Ajram is making a new music video, and it will include dozens of willing fans. Come one, come all!

An "Arabian Knight" is soon to come, but we're excited for Friday in Dubai with Tamer
13:00 GMT

Tamer Hosny we’ve missed you! After months across the sea workin' with Akon and Pitbull, the region’s hottest songster is back to business in the region with a Dubai concert this weekend.

No yawns, but plenty of Yanni coming to the Byblos International Festival
10:23 GMT

Byblos International Festival has unveiled the exciting lineup of performers at Lebanon's most exciting summer event.