Arts & Culture - Music

Egyptian composer Nahla Mattar releases A Day's Repeated Moments on Youtube

The Egyptian musicologist, scholar and composer Nahla Mattar released a video on YouTube of the Italian pianist Sara Moro performing her biographical A Day's Repeated Moments composition at the Church of Saint Francesco in Taranto.

Rap still dominating Spotify charts in Egypt as Wegz keeps summer lead

Rap is still proving to be the favourite choice for Egyptian users on the Swedish audio streaming platform Spotify, with Wegz topping the summer streams.

Omar Khairat's concert concludes Egypt’s 30th Citadel Festival

Egyptian composer Omar Khairat gave a concert on Wednesday at the Citadel of Salah El-Din, concluding a successful 30th edition of the Citadel Festival for Music and Singing.

Bad Bunny, Taylor Swift lead MTV Video Music Awards

Bad Bunny, the Puerto Rican Latin trap and reggaeton artist who's among the world's biggest stars, scored MTV's artist of the year award Sunday at the annual Video Music Awards.

In Photos: Arab pop stars light up Egypt’s North Coast

With the hot summer starting to fade as the school season nears, many Egyptian and Arab pop stars performed big concerts this weekend on Egypt’s North Coast.

Lebanese singer Georges Al-Rassi dies in a car accident

Lebanese singer Georges Al-Rassi died Saturday morning at the age of 40 in a car accident, Lebanese and Syrian News agencies confirmed.

Turkish pop star Gulsen jailed over joke about religious schools

Turkish pop star Gulsen has been arrested on charges of “inciting hatred and enmity” over a joke she made about Turkey's religious schools, the country's state-run news agency reported.

Egypt’s 30th Citadel Festival for Music and Singing organises concerts by four divas

The 30th Citadel Festival for Music and Singing (14-31 August) has scheduled 40 performances in open-air locations at the historical citadel.

Iconic Algeria record store's fortunes revived by DJ Snake

Legendary Algerian music label Disco Maghreb, which launched the careers of some of the Rai folk-inspired genre's most famous stars, has seen a revival thanks to a hit song by DJ Snake.

Musical theatre to be main theme of 31st Arab Music Festival and Conference

The Egyptian Culture Ministry has announced that musical theatre will be the main topic of discussion at the upcoming 31st edition of the Arab Music Festival and Conference.

Wegz’s rap attracts thousands in Alamein concert

Thousands of fans of Egyptian rapper Wegz have gathered on Friday at New Alamein Arena to listen and sing along to his hits.

Omar Khairat Orchestra performs concert in Alamein

Egyptian composer Omar Khairat and his orchestra performed a sunset concert on Friday 19 August to a full-house in an open-air venue at New Alamein.

Egypt launches 30th edition of Citadel Festival for Music and Singing

Egypt launched the 30th edition of the Citadel Festival for Music and Singing on Wednesday at the Citadel of Salah Al-Din, with the attendance of many cultural figures and multiple performances.

Russia fines veteran rock star for criticising Ukraine conflict

A Russian court on Tuesday found Soviet rock legend and Kremlin critic Yuri Shevchuk guilty of "discrediting" the Russian army after he condemned Moscow's military intervention in Ukraine.

Elvis death anniversary increases tourism at his birthplace

The Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum in Tupelo, Mississippi, has welcomed an increasing number of visitors as fans commemorate the 45th anniversary of Presley's death and a new movie reawakens international interest in the singer.

Republished - Remembering Talaat Zein

The Egyptian singer and actor passed away in Cairo on Sunday 14 August 2011, after a battle with lung cancer. Zein rose to prominence as a singer in the 1970s before becoming a well known actor in the late 1990s

One dead, dozens hurt as gale hits Spain dance music festival

One person died and dozens more were injured early Saturday as powerful winds hit a music festival near the Spanish resort of Valencia, causing the stage to partially collapse, medics said.

Thousands attend Mohamed Ramadan’s concert in New Alamein

Egyptian actor and singer Mohamed Ramadan performed a concert for a full-house on Friday at a beach in New Alamein, which was attended by thousands of fans.

Egyptian musicians in centre stage of Montenegro’s Lustica Bey

The duo of Fouad and Mounib will perform alongside other Egyptian musicians during the Montenegro Lustica Bey’s multicultural festival

Young Egyptian pianists follow Chopin’s trail in Poland

Four young Egyptian pianists are exploring the musical influence and history of composer Frederic Chopin (1810-1849) during their stay in Poland.

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