Music Reviews

March 27, 2014

This is the festival's first run, but it has already secured a number of popular music acts to perform on its stage. (Image: Albawaba edit)
09:38 GMT

A new music and art fair kicked off in Tunisia Wednesday, and will see Jordanian rock band Jadal and Tunisia's Jazz Club of Tunis play this week.

Shabola's stoked to join the sweet list of singers at the Mawazine Festival (Image: Facebook).
08:41 GMT

In a first time honor for the Egyptian folk singer, Shabaan Abdel Rahim aka Shabola has been invited to join other Arab stars performing at the Mawazine Festival in Morocco this summer.

Nancy has surprised her fans by recording a new single for Coca Cola's World Cup commercial. (Image: Facebook)
08:06 GMT

Nancy Ajram surprises her fans with a new single for Coca Cola's FIFA World Cup 2014 commercial.

FIGO getting their jam on. Get ready for it at Sherazade tonight! (Image: Facebook)
07:42 GMT

In cooperation with Rinse FM and 100COPIES, Cairo Caling will draw electronic musicians from the UK and Egypt together in a Sherazade Nightclub gig on Thursday, March 27.

March 26, 2014

This trifecta for the win! Rabeh Saqer, Avicii, & The Scorpions coming to Bahrain next month.
10:33 GMT

Tickets are available and going fast to see Saudi pop star Rabeh Saqer, Swedish DJ Avicii, and worldwide rockers The Scorpions live in concert during this year's Formula One Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix.

Renee and Sara were real crowd-pleasers during their performance at the Abu Dhabi Festival. (Image: YouTube screenshot)
10:08 GMT

Opera-enthusiasts were treated to a magical evening by American soprano Renee Fleming and a duet with the UAE's first opera singer Sara Al Qaiwani at the Abu Dhabi Festival this week.

The Rolling Stones will rise again this summer after postponing several dates on their world tour. (Image: Facebook)
09:44 GMT

As preparations for L'Wren Scott's funeral are underway this week, a mourning Mick Jagger and his rock band announce the world tour will be back on track come June 4 in Tel Aviv.

March 25, 2014

Formula One lovers are already looking forward to the 2014 Grand Prix in Bahrain next month. (Image: Facebook)
05:00 GMT

Next month, MC Gil Kolirin and DJ Tony will be back to entertain spectators at the much-anticipated Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix.

March 24, 2014

Kings of Leon are on the Mechanical Bull World Tour 2014.
15:10 GMT

"Use Somebody" right now to get your tickets to one of the hottest concerts of the year in Dubai. No, seriously, it's gonna be majorly hot in the UAE on May 28 for the Live @ Atlantis concert.

Shakira has released this year's World Cup song titled "La La La." (Image: Facebook)
14:06 GMT

Shakira released a new World Cup song today, but whatever happened to supporting Assaf after he was banned from singing at the World Cup this year?

Jannat and Amr gave guest attendees a night to remember at last weekend's event. (Image: Albawaba edit)
10:11 GMT

Amr Diab and Jannat took centre stage at Al Masah Hotel's reopening night last weekend.

March 23, 2014

One of the contestants auditioning for Arab Idol in Dubai yesterday. (Image: Facebook)
14:10 GMT

The Arab Idol judges have landed in Dubai to audition new hopefuls for Season 3 of the talent competition.

Youssra Al Hawary surely won't disappoint as she joins the lineup of fun things to do around Egypt this week. (Image: Facebook)
08:47 GMT

Accordion to Youssra Al Hawary, this will be a big week in the Egypt cultural scene. With her Rawabet Theatre performance and other concerts, film screenings, and art displays going down, there won't be a dull moment in the country.

March 22, 2014

Ramzi Yassa performing at the Cairo Opera House, during a special event commemorating Abdel-Moneim Kamel. 21 April 2013. (Image: Cairo Opera House)
05:00 GMT

Works by Chopin and Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata are among highlights of an upcoming concert by internationally-acclaimed pianist Ramzi Yassa, Tuesday, 25 March.

March 21, 2014

Souad Massi will soon be taking the stage at the 13th Mawazine Festival in Morocco (Image: Facebook).
05:00 GMT

It'll be here sooner than we can say 13th Mawazine Festival - Rhythms of the World, and Souad Massi will be there!