Music Reviews

May 3, 2014

Hassan Khan performs "Taraban" at the Falaki Theatre in Cairo, 26 April 2014. (Image: Mostafa Abdel Aty)
09:48 GMT

Concluding a month-long series of events in Cairo, Hassan Khan remixes classical Arabic songs, reaffirming the experimental flair running through his work.

April 30, 2014

A still from the Gaza "Happy" music video. (Image: YouTube)
12:47 GMT

Gaza joins in on the "Happy" music video craze with a dancy video of their own.

April 27, 2014

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis brought their exotic selves to Abu Dhabi (Image courtesy of Rotana Times).
10:41 GMT

For those curious to see how the Muslim world would respond to these same-sex marriage promoters, fans of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis received them just as warmly on Friday as other parts of the world.

April 24, 2014

Jowan Safadi strumming the strings at Cairo Jazz Club (Image: Facebook).
08:36 GMT

Performing live before a small holiday crowd at Cairo Jazz Club, Jowan Safadi doesn't want be a voice of the Palestinian cause to gain acceptance of Arab audiences.

April 22, 2014

Get your "Love Melody 10" on! (Image used for illustrative purposes only)
14:29 GMT

With his new album "Love Melody 10" just out, the Iranian composer is already working on another project that combines Iranian and western music.

April 21, 2014

Nancy and Khaled collaborated on the successful World Cup song together. (Image: Facebook)
12:58 GMT

Nancy Ajram and Cheb Khaled released Coca Cola's official World Cup song.

April 15, 2014

David Broza on the road (Image: Facebook)
08:00 GMT

"East Jerusalem/ West Jerusalem" album by David Broza brings together both Israeli and Palestinian performers in a feat some might deem impossible.

Yasmine Hamdan was one of this year's D-CAF performers (Image: Facebook).
07:00 GMT

Performances, public space and the future of the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival in Cairo are explained here.

April 13, 2014

Karim beautifully curated the Springs & Pianos Festival in Amman this week. (Image: Facebook)
17:17 GMT

Karim Said, alongside a number of talented fellow musicians, brought the Strings & Pianos stage to life with live recitals of Chopin, Dvorak and Rachmaninov.

April 11, 2014

Mohammad Assaf singing his heart out in Palestine on Valentine's Day. (Image: Facebook)
07:00 GMT

He's a Dubai-based dude now, but he's made his way back to Palestine for his upcoming music video.

April 6, 2014

The Scorpions and Afrojack both hit the Bahrain stage over the weekend.
10:58 GMT

The 10th Edition of the Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix was about more than just fast cars, famed performers The Scorpions and Afrojack stole the BIC thunder

April 3, 2014

Afrojack performing live in Miami at the Ultra Music Festival. (Image: Facebook)
12:56 GMT

Ironically, both superstar DJs Afrojack and Avicii were hospitalized in Miami last weekend, but Afrojack's recovered and ready for Bahrain. Too bad we can't say the same for Avicii!

The creative DJ set by "Toukadime" that's made up of typical Moroccan beanbags and old records. (Image: Toukadime.com)
05:00 GMT

North African-French DJs "Toukadime" bring back Chaabi music to life through their Soundcloud radio shows.

April 2, 2014

Israeli singer Omer Adam took Fares's song without permission and made it his own. (Image: Albawaba edit)
11:22 GMT

An Israeli singer has taken Lebanese singer Fares Karam's song without permission and made it into his own!

Abdulrahman Mohammed jamming away (Image: Facebook)
05:00 GMT

A song so epic, we wonder, could this be the greatest Arab song ever?