Image 1 of 7: Syrian singer Waed Albahri basks in her sell-out performance at the Eastern Music Festival in Doha, Qatar. This opening year for the festival that "celebrates authentic Arabic music and revives the masterpieces of its greats" presented an opportunity for new and classic artists to make their mark on the Arab world.
Image 1 of 7: Syrian songstress and 'Bab el Hara' (hit-drama, Neighborhood Gate) actress Dima Qandalaft talks politics: She stated her support for separating religion from state worldwide, not only in homeland Syria. She added that laws should not be attached to religious commandments but that each country should select the laws that suit its circumstances.
Image 1 of 7: Lebanese singer Nikola Saade shot his new romantic ballad “I love you, I love you” between Lebanon and Paris. The video clip was directed by Georgic Khasha.
Image 1 of 7: Emirati poet Khalid Al Dhanhani is embarking on a European poetry tour that covers Germany and the Czech Republic, among other old-world heritages.
Image 1 of 7: iTunes promotes pop style icon Haifa Wehbe's new album titled MJK, or “Maleket Jamal Elkoun” (Your Beauty Queen). The Album peaked at no. 36 in the charts.
Image 1 of 7: Tunisan singer Amani Swissi prepares to shoot her new single “Gilli Tebini Lesh” (Tell Me Why You Want Me). The song clip's direction will be under female Lebanese 'Mirna Khayat'. The young Tunisian singer made her lucky break via Star Academy. Her first album, Wain, (Where) was Rotana-released to the tune of single, Shayef Nafsou (Arrogant).
Image 1 of 7: The young Emirati male singer Mansour Zayed takes a high profile part in the opening of “Rotana Cafe” in Amman, Jordan.
Al Bawaba brings you a round-up of Arab celebrity news - spanning politics, performances and poetry tours. Find out what sultry Lebanese 'Beauty Queen', Haifa, has been getting up to, and catch up with the achievements, antics and interviews of classic artists as well as new-found talent to have emerged from the TV talent show circuit.
Soulful Syrian singer, Waed Albahri, Syrian actress, Dima Qandalaft, Lebanese singer, Nikola Saade, poet Khalid Al Dhanhani, Tunisian Amani Swissi and UAE's latest voice, Mansour Zayed are featured.
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