Music Reviews

January 9, 2013

Emma Shah
05:00 GMT

Despite being part Arab/part Persian, Emma Shah is hoping to get a place in the records books for singing in the language of Israel.

January 8, 2013

Mina Girgis, Nile Project founder discovers the river's musical roots (Photo: Courtesy of Nile Project team)
06:31 GMT

The Nile Project in Aswan launches to tackle water scarcity issues by fusing connections between the people of the Nile Basin...through music!

January 6, 2013

The Cairo Symphony Orchestra in full swing.
08:49 GMT

The Cairo Symphony Orchestra sets out another stellar schedule, including Beethoven and Chopin in the capital.

Al Bustan Festival from last year.
08:11 GMT

The international music extravaganza set in Lebanon, brings the best international musicians and performers to the Middle East.

Thaer Maarouf's installation: 'Veto'
08:01 GMT

Syrian artist Thaer Maarouf has been stirring controversy with his latest exhibition.

Cairo Opera House (in miniature!)
07:53 GMT

The Egyptian Sinfonietta will be playing up a storm in Cairo's Opera House this month.

Painting by Fadi Yazigi, in From Syrian With Love
07:45 GMT

Saudi's Jeddah Athr art gallery starts its Syrian exhibition with a glimpse into the colorful history of this troubled nation.

January 1, 2013

Shizzle Dubizzle! Snoop raps Meydan at Dubai's Atelier NY Eve concert (image used for illustrative purposes)
13:01 GMT

When Dubai did it doggy-style: Snoop Dogg raps the New Year in at Dubai's Atelier party. The crowd needed all of the US-rapper's best lady-charms to let him seduce them back after a frustrating wait for their man of the night's star-studded line-up.

Here it comes! A new single by crooner Tamer Hosny.
23:58 GMT

Egyptian singer Tamer Hosny recently finished recording a new single and fans can't wait to get their hands on it.

December 30, 2012

Nicky Minaj performs in Dubai.
07:55 GMT

The zany rapper waxes lyrical about her time in the Middle East.

Back on top: Sherine Abdel Wahab.
07:08 GMT

Three albums that helped revive a struggling industry this year.

December 26, 2012

Tamer Hosny
10:50 GMT

The Egyptian superstar has only just got married but that hasn't stopped him going back to the studio to get his latest album out.

The art of protest: creative types out in force to protest their rights.
08:11 GMT

Never mind Syria, this year's biggest conflict was between the artsy types of Cairo and the new Muslim Brotherhood government.

Mado takes a stand.
08:04 GMT

The Egyptian singer/songwriter is set to premier his anti-Ikhwan single at the El Sawy Culturewheel in Cairo.

December 23, 2012

Emeric Lhuisset, Theater of War, photographs with a group of Iranian-Kurdish guerilla fighters, Lambda print, 150 x 112cm, Iraq, 2011-2012 All photos courtesy of the Running Horse
08:38 GMT

For his new exhibition, Emeric Lhuisset traveled to a secret training camp on the Iraq-Iran border.