Music Reviews

March 17, 2014

Egyptian authorities stopped Mohsen from singing at Egypt's official Arts Celebrations ceremony on Thursday. (Image: Al Ahram)
08:07 GMT

Egyptian singer Mohamed Mohsen, known for his revolutionary music, recounts how authorities stopped him from performing at Egypt's Arts Celebrations event last Thursday.

Majida's fans are anxiously awaiting her Egypt concert this week. (Image: Facebook)
07:51 GMT

Majida El Roumi's fans were both happy and angered by how expensive tickets were priced for her upcoming concert in Egypt this March.

March 16, 2014

The official poster for the Sawa 4 Syria fundraiser event. (Image: Hummus For Thought)
14:21 GMT

Indie-pop band Mashrou Leila will be singing at a fundraising event in April, all in the name of Syria.

Fares and Harb are at a disagreement with one another over financial problems and other professional matters. (Image: Facebook)
13:13 GMT

Fares Karam is apparently in trouble with his concert agent Youssef Harb.

A look at some of the cultural events taking place in Cairo & Alexandria this week. (Image: Albawaba edit)
11:46 GMT

This week moves from the Hakawy International Arts Festival for Children to the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival, paralleled by many music and arts activities, along with film screenings in Cairo and Alexandria.

She's smiling, and we're smiling too now that her album is finally released! (Image: Facebook)
09:01 GMT

It's taken her two years to do it, but Donia Samir Ghanem's soon to be released album should be worth the wait!

March 15, 2014

Little Rand al-Shehili became a hit in Saudi Arabia for her beautiful singing voice. (Image: Facebook)
12:18 GMT

A young Saudi girl has emerged as one of the most praised stars in the kingdom and the region after a video of her singing went viral.

The Cairo Opera House has a wide range of musical and dance events on a daily basis. (Image: Facebook)
12:01 GMT

Egypt and Alexandria have a whole lot of music and dance events to keep you busy every day this weekend/week.

March 13, 2014

Pascale looked very pretty as an elegant Gypsy. (Image: Facebook)
10:03 GMT

Pascale Machaalani is no longer a redhead; she's now a beautiful brunette Gypsy Queen!

Ahlam posing with a Harrods doorman in London this week. (Image: Instagram)
05:00 GMT

Singer Ahlam is in London to start recording her new album at the Metropolis International Studio.

March 12, 2014

Boyzone is Dubai-bound, and don't you forget it! (Image: Facebook)
13:22 GMT

There aren't "Words" for the level of excitement the Irish boy band is stirring in Dubai right now.

The Cairo Jazz Festival is back for its 6th edition this March. (Image: Facebook)
12:19 GMT

The 6th edition of the Cairo Jazz Festival returns to host live and ‘beyond stage’ performances from local and international acts as well as workshops and masterclasses at multiple venues.

March 11, 2014

Youssra El Hawary performing at the Oufuqy Music Festival, El Cabina, Alexandria in June 2013
(Image taken by villa photography and posted to Youssra's Facebook page)
05:00 GMT

She's an accordionist, singer, and now radio show host. Youssra El-Hawary's weekly Nogoum FM show features live performances from Egypt's independent musicians.

March 10, 2014

Poster of Hakawy festival. Artwork created by one of the artists on AFCA's board (Image: Mohamed El-Ghawy)
10:38 GMT

Between 12 and 18 March, Hanager Arts Centre will hold the Hakawy children's theatre festival. Ahram Online talked to Mohamed El-Ghawy, the main dynamo behind this unique initiative.

Yasmine Hamdan will be performing in this year's D-CAF in Qasr Al-Nil Theatre on 4 April. (Image: Facebook)
05:00 GMT

D-CAF is back, peeps! The contemporary entertainment will begin again on March 20th.