Arts & Culture - Music

Renowned Italian conductor Riccardo Muti visits Giza Pyramids, National Museum of Egyptian Civilization

Renowned Italian conductor Riccardo Muti visited the Giza Pyramids and the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization on Friday ahead of his concerts with the Vienna Philharmonic scheduled for Saturday and Sunday.

Lebanese star Majida El-Roumi performs on last night of 30th Arab Music Festival

Lebanese singer Majida El-Roumi performed Monday at the Cairo Opera House’s Fountain Theater on the last night of the 30th Arab Music Festival and Conference.

Egyptian veteran music professor and composer Alfred Gamil dies at 64

Egyptian prominent music professor, violist, and composer Alfred Gamil died in Cairo on Tuesday at the age of 64 due to health problems, according to colleagues and friends.

Rappers Travis Scott, Drake sued over deadly Texas concert crush

Rappers Travis Scott and Drake have been sued for having "incited mayhem" after eight people were killed and dozens injured in a crush during a Texas concert, the law firm confirmed on Sunday.

Swedish pop group ABBA return with new album 'Voyage' after 40-year hiatus

Swedish pop sensation ABBA made a comeback on Friday with their new album 'Voyage', nearly 40 years after they split up, with a digital avatar concert planned in London.

Egypt opens 30th Arab Music Festival with works of iconic Abdo Dagher, Gamal Salama

Egypt's Culture Ministry on Monday opened the 30th edition of the Arab Music Festival and Conference, with a concert of two sets of works by late Egyptian legendary composers, Abdo Dagher and Gamal Salama.

Iconic Syrian singer Sabah Fakhri dies at age of 88

One of the Arab world's most famous singers, Sabah Fakhri, who has entertained generations with traditional songs and preserved extinct forms of Arabic music, has died at the age of 88, Syria's government said Tuesday.

30th Arab Music Festival to honour Abdo Dagher, Gamal Salama on opening day

The festival is honouring two renowned Egyptian musicians, Abdo Dagher and Gamal Salama, who passed away earlier this year with their works to be performed on the opening day

Medhat Saleh, Reham Abdel Hakim in Cairo's Abdeen Palace's Sound of Movies concerts

Two concerts staged on 29 and 30 October include the Cairo Symphony Orchestra conducted by Nayer Nagui

Cairo Opera's Arab Music Ensemble to perform in Riyadh Season 2021

Cairo Opera’s ‘Arab Music Ensemble’ will be performing between 29 and 30 October during Riyadh Season 2021, which kicked off on 20 October in Saudi Arabia and will till March 2022.

Cairo Jazz Festival to pay tribute to famous Egyptian cover bands from the 60s-80s

The 13th edition of Cairo Jazz Festival will open with an exhibition titled ‘Legendary Egyptian Bands’ that will showcase photos of musicians who have shaped Egyptian music scene's meanders and tastes.

Lebanese musician Rima Khcheich to perform in seven concerts across Holland

Renowned Lebanese singer Rima Khcheich revealed in a post on her Facebook page that she will be holding seven concerts across different cities in Holland starting 26 October.

Egyptian top rapper Wegz releases Keify Keda music video

While the audio track has been booming on several platforms for weeks, Egyptian popular rapper Wegz's Keify Keda music video was released on Wednesday to quickly secure a spot among the top trending music topics in Egypt.

Egyptian-German band Naheli releases ‘Chemistry & Reevaluation’ double album

The Egyptian-German band Naheli – with Egyptian singer Lina on vocals and piano and German musician Till on drums and electronics – released their double album ‘Chemistry & Reevaluation’ earlier this week.

El Gouna Film Festival presents CineConcert featuring scenes from famed films accompanied by live orchestra

El Gouna Film Festival has presented a one-hour concert with an orchestra accompanying famed scenes screened from Egyptian and international cinema.

Egypt to launch 30th Arab Music Festival and Conference in November

Egypt will hold the 30th edition of the Arab Music Festival and Conference from 1 to 15 November at six theatres in three governorates; Cairo, Alexandria and Beheira, dedicating the event to late legendary musicians Abdo Dagher and Gamal Salama.

Cairo Jazz Festival to launch 2021 edition this month

Jazz bands and musicians from across the world will meet for the 2021 edition of the Cairo Jazz Festival at different venues in the American University in Cairo’s Greek Compass in Tahrir between 28 October and 4 November.

Egyptian Islamic chanter Mahmoud ElTohamy celebrates World Animal Day with ‘Monay’

Famous Egyptian Islamic chanter Mahmoud ElTohamy released his latest song ‘Monay’ on Monday amid celebration of World Animal Day.

Egypt's Musicians Syndicate bans popular rapper Marwan Pablo

Egyptian popular rapper Marwan Pablo was banned from performing in public by the Egyptian Musicians Syndicate on Saturday in the wake of the backlash to what transpired in his long-awaited comeback concert.

Egyptian artist El-Waili's ‘3dd El Sokan’ hits 30,000 streams on Anghami, among editor's picks

Prolific Egyptian artist El-Waili is back once again with his new single 3dd Al-Sokan , featuring Donia Wael and Zaid Khaled, which has hit over 30,000 streams on Anghami in only 2 days since its release last week.

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