Arts & Culture - Music

Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters dismisses 'Nazi' suit criticism as political

Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters on Saturday slammed the controversy that erupted after he donned a Nazi-style uniform at a Berlin concert as politically motivated.

Guns N' Roses to kick off world tour at Abu Dhabi, UAE

American hard rock band Guns N' Roses is set to ignite the stage at Abu Dhabi's Etihad Arena in their first ever visit to the Middle East.

Hamza Namira to enchant German, British audiences in June

Popular Egyptian singer Hamza Namira set to embark on European tour in June, which includes Berlin and London, alongside his Cairo-based ensemble.

Celine Dion cancels 2023-2024 shows over health

Pop icon Celine Dion on Friday cancelled all her remaining shows scheduled for 2023-2024, saying she was not strong enough to tour as she battles a rare neurological disorder.

Egyptian singer Carmen Soliman EQUAL Arabia ambassador in May: Spotify

The Spotify platform announced the selection of Egyptian singer Carmen Soliman as an ambassador for EQUAL Arabia for the month of May 2023.

Massar Egbari releases promo for new song featuring Diab

Egyptian popular band Massar Egbari released a promo of their new song, which features 'light shaabi' singer Diab.

Tina Turner, 'Queen of rock 'n' roll' dies at 83

Tina Turner, the unstoppable singer and stage performer who teamed with husband Ike Turner for a dynamic run of hit records and live shows in the 1960s and ‘70s and survived her horrifying marriage to triumph in middle age with the chart-topping "What's Love Got to Do With It," has died at 83.

'Lord of the Rings' composer Howard Shore dreams his scores

​Oscar-winning composer Howard Shore has scored landmark hits from "Silence of the Lambs" to "Lord of the Rings". He says the music emerges from his dreams.

El Dor El Awal, Hawas, BalQeis: Egyptian musicians in French music festival

Egyptian musicians — El Dor El Awal band, Hawas band, and BalQeis — will join a rich lineup of performers from around the world in the upcoming 36th edition of the French University International Music Festival (FIMU).

Not to be missed: Cairo Cinema Days continue, Fouad and Mounib at Tahrir Cultural Centre

Ahram Online highlights a selection of do-not-miss events this week (24-30 May) in Cairo.

Guitar smashed by Nirvana's Kurt Cobain sells for nearly $600,000

A guitar smashed on stage by Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain sold for nearly $600,000, several times its original estimate, an auction house said Saturday.

Not to be missed: Don Giovanni in Alexandria, Shubbak El-Fann in Cairo

Ahram Online highlights a selection of do-not-miss events this week (17-23 May) in Cairo

Elvis Presley's widow settles over late daughter's will

​Elvis Presley's widow Priscilla Presley has reached a settlement over their late daughter's fortune, her lawyer said Tuesday, after she had disputed an amendment removing her from the will.

Omar Khairat takes centre stage as Cultural Personality of year: Sheikh Zayed Book Award

Egyptian acclaimed composer Omar Khairat has been selected as the Cultural Personality of the Year by the organizers of the UAE’s 17th edition of the Sheikh Zayed Book Award (SZBA).

Sudanese singer Shaden Hussein killed at her home amid violent clashes in the country

Popular Sudanese singer and activist Shaden Mohamed Hussein Grdood was killed on Saturday near Khartoum, as bloody clashes continued to wrack Sudan’s capital city.

Gulf music scene mourns death of Kuwaiti singer Abdul Karim Abdul Qader

Many Arab cultural entities and personas have mourned the death of Kuwaiti renowned singer Abdul Karim Abdul Qader.

Loreen makes history as Sweden claims seventh Eurovision victory

Sweden won the Eurovision Song Contest early Sunday, as singer Loreen beat out 25 competitors in the finale of the world's biggest live music event, hosted by Britain on behalf of war-torn Ukraine.

Eurovision strikes wrong note with UK over Ukraine president Zelensky ban

The UK government on Friday hit out at European broadcasters for banning a Eurovision message by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, as host city Liverpool decked out in yellow and blue for the annual carnival of kitsch

Brazilians say emotional goodbye to rock icon Rita Lee

Fans flocked to a Sao Paulo park Wednesday to say an emotional farewell to Brazil's 'Queen of Rock,' the trailblazing singer-songwriter Rita Lee, who died this week at age 75.

What to know as UK hosts Eurovision Song Contest for Ukraine

Last week, Britain crowned a king. This week, it will help bestow Europe’s pop crown.

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