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“My people resisted the wildness of the wind/defied fear and danger/they will leave and we will stay here/the land will remain ours,” Boutros sang. (Image: The Daily Star)
10:25 GMT

Lebanese singer Julia Boutros has once again raised her voice to the cause of the resistance, this time releasing a song addressing those fighting in Gaza.

Massive Attack accompanied their music with a captivating visual display tackling mass control and the ongoing Israeli siege of Gaza. (Image: The Daily Star/Press Photo Agency, handout)
10:12 GMT

British bans Massive Attack gave an outstanding performance in support of Palestine in Lebanon this week.

July 30, 2014

Western Saharan singer Aziza Braheim performs at the ninth annual Hayy Festival in Cairo’s El-Geneina Theatre. (Image: Adham Youssef)
05:00 GMT

Ninth annual Hayy Festival shines light on promising and prominent Arab and African female singers.

July 27, 2014

Ellie gave a breathtaking performance at the Beirut International Exhibition & Leisure Center on Wed. (Image: Mix FM)
07:49 GMT

British pop singer Ellie Goulding goes "crazy and weird" at her hit Beirut performance!

July 24, 2014

Soon Nawal is releasing a bran new single! (Image: Facebook)
13:29 GMT

Nawal al Zoghbi is carefully selecting her upcoming single in time for Eid!

July 23, 2014

Angela requested that the venue of her scheduled Baalbek Festival is changed. (Image: Facebook)
09:16 GMT

Romanian soprano Angela Gheorghiu requested that her scheduled concert at Baalbek’s Bacchus Temple is moved to a different venue.

Marcel's beautiful music brought concert-goers to their feet on Thursday. (Image: Daily Star)
08:44 GMT

Oud virtuoso, vocalist and composer Marcel Khalife brought the Byblos International Festival audience to its feet Thursday evening.

July 22, 2014

Still from Mohammed Assaf's song video clip Raise Your Head High. (Image: YouTube)
11:50 GMT

Mohammed Assaf sings 'Raise Your Head High' in solidarity with his home country of Palestine under attack. The song reached almost half a million views on YouTube only two days after its release.

July 13, 2014

July 11, 2014

Egyptian singer Angham is releasing her first ever Lebanese single! (Image: Facebook)
06:00 GMT

Egyptian singer Angham is releasing her first ever Lebanese single!

July 8, 2014

The spotlight's on Yara once again for her upcoming clip. (Image: Facebook)
16:36 GMT

The Lebanese singer's latest greatest music video will soon be ours for the viewing.

Latifa has something to say, er sing! (Image: Facebok)
16:28 GMT

Latifa is focusing on music tracks that sing of patriotism and leadership ethics.

A still from the Electro Chaabi trailer. (Image: YouTube still)
09:32 GMT

Depicting the world of Egypt's 'mahraganat' music, the documentary will be screened on Wednesday 9 July in London.

July 7, 2014

Lang Lang clanking the keys at the Byblos Festival on Thursday. (Image: Facebook courtesy of Nabil Ismail)
16:52 GMT

Hailed by The New York Times as the “hottest artist on the classical music planet,” Lang wowed the Lebanese crowd at the opening performance of this year's Byblos International Festival on Thursday evening.

July 3, 2014

It's unknown whether Assi realizes that his Moroccan song was insulting to Moroccan women or not. (Image: Facebook)
09:57 GMT

Moroccan singer Fatima al Arousi wasn't impressed at all by Lebanese singer Assi Helani's Moroccan single "Satta" and hit back at him with a song of her own!