Arts & Culture - Music

Big summer for Egyptian band Massar Egbari with album launch tour

Egyptian band Massar Egbari are gearing up for a busy summer with a series of concerts across Egypt and abroad to mark the release of their fourth album.

Thousands attend Egyptian rapper Marwan Pablo's concert in Alexandria

Egyptian rapper Marwan Pablo performed on Friday a big concert in his hometown of Alexandria at the Ittihad of Alexandria Club, where thousands of fans attended.

Spanish mezzo-soprano Teresa Berganza dies aged 89

Celebrated Spanish mezzo-soprano Teresa Berganza, who performed in the world's greatest concert halls since the 1950s, has died at the age of 89, Spain's culture ministry announced.

Marcel Khalife, Fairuz, Assala mourn killing of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh

Shortly following news of the death of Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh by alleged Israeli gunfire in the West Bank, Arab artists took to social media to express their sorrow and condemn the killing.

Ruby to perform a concert in Tunisia for the first time

Egyptian singer-actress Ruby is taking a step forward in her flourishing pop singing career, as she is gearing up for her first ever performance in Tunisia on 28 May in a large hotel in Sousse city.

Lebanese Elissa and Moroccan Saad Lamjarred top charts with romantic duet

Romance is still going viral among Arab listeners, with latest pop hit duet ‘Min Awel Dekika’ (‘From the First Minute’) — which combines Lebanese star Elissa and renowned Moroccan singer Saad Lamjarred — trending on various platforms.

Egyptian flautist Kholoud Sharara walks in the footsteps of her family

Nicknamed the "butterfly" of the stage, flautist Kholoud Sharara comes from a big family of Egyptian musicians with Attia Sharara, her grandfather, setting the first stone of Sharara Sextet.

Ed Sheeran takes top billing for end of queen's jubilee celebrations

British pop superstar Ed Sheeran will headline the finale of four days of public celebrations to mark Queen Elizabeth II's record-breaking 70-year reign, organisers said on Tuesday.

'Speaking out': Russian musicians tour for Ukraine refugees

Russian rapper Noize MC bounds onto the brightly lit stage in Warsaw to the screams of hundreds of adoring fans at his anti-war concert.

Egyptian mezzo soprano Farrah El-Dibany sings La Marseillaise at Macron re-election celebrations

The Paris-based renowned Egyptian mezzo soprano Farrah El-Dibany sang La Marseillaise, the French national anthem, as large crowds celebrated the re-election of President François Macron at the Champ-de-Mars on Sunday evening.

Cairo Steps and Sufi chanter Sheikh Ehab Younis collaborate in new video

Joining Tomaso Albinoni’s Adagio in G-minor and Sufi singing, the newly released music video Naeim Redak (The Blessing of Your Approval) is a unique collaboration between Basem Darwisch, his Egyptian-German band Cairo Steps and Sheikh Ehab Younis.

'Speaking to the soul': Kyiv orchestra starts European

Ahead of their first concert since the start of Russia's invasion, members of the Kyiv Symphony Orchestra voice hope that their music will heal troubled souls and help boost Ukrainian culture.

Egyptian Islamic chanter Mahmoud ElTohamy participates in Abu Dhabi Festival

As part of his participation in the Abu Dhabi Festival, famous Egyptian Islamic chanter Mahmoud ElTohamy featured in the Heritage and Harmony concert that premiered on Monday evening.

Britain's great contemporary composer Harrison Birtwistle dies at 87

Harrison Birtwistle, the creator of daringly experimental modern music who was recognized as one of Britain's greatest contemporary composers, has died at 87.

Egyptian independent band Eftekasat celebrates 20th anniversary in concert

Egyptian independent band Eftekasat celebrated their 20th anniversary with a concert at Room Art Space Garden City on Sunday.

Egyptian band Bahgaga explores new creative territories

All-female-singers Egyptian band Bahgaga is experimenting with new formats that might lead to the presentation of a fully-fledged musical theatre.

Love and Revenge: Lebanese artists offer musical nostalgia to Cairo audience in visual concert

Touring since 2014, the visual concert Love & Revenge featuring the Lebanon’s Wael Koudaih (Rayess Bek) and Randa La Mirza made stops in Cairo and Alexandria at the end of March.

Lebanese band TeleChild launches debut album Turn On Your Favorite Show

Inspired by the music and television of the 1980s and 90s, the alternative rock band TeleChild has released their debut album Turn On Your Favourite Show last month on numerous streaming platforms.

Jon Batiste tops Grammy Awards, winning 5 trophies

Jon Batiste won album of the year honors for “We Are” at the Grammy Awards on Sunday, giving him five trophies on a night that saw the '70s funk of Silk Sonic take record of the year and song of the year and newcomer Olivia Rodrigo take three awards.

Key nominees for the 2022 Grammy Awards

Here is a list of nominees in the major categories for the 64th annual Grammy Awards, which will be handed out on Sunday in Las Vegas.

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