Music Reviews

January 13, 2013

Ahlam gets stuck into recording music.
09:45 GMT

Taking a breather from her Twitter account, the UAE singer is back to the recording studio for her first album in four years.

January 11, 2013

Soprano Christine Moore is bringing her Arab roots all the way to New York City.
07:00 GMT

New York to have classical music from the Arab world to bring together a collection of passionate, eloquent, and bold works.

January 9, 2013

Kadim al Sahir picks up his award for Best Arabic Artist 2012.
07:31 GMT

The Iraqi 'Voice' coach takes yet another talented young beauty under his wing after she fails to make the grade on his TV show.

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.