Arts & Culture - Music

Orchestra of the Sea: String instruments made from migrant boats make music at Milan's La Scala

String instruments made from migrant boats met with sustained applause as they debuted at Italy's prestigious La Scala opera house in tribute to those who perish attempting the Mediterranean crossing to Europe.

Programme: Valentine's Day concerts across Egypt

Egyptian musicians from all walks of life celebrate Valentine's Day through many concerts in Cairo, Alexandria, and Damanhour. Check our listing below.

Syrian star Assala Nasri releases 6 songs from her new album 'Leheqt Nafsy'

Syrian artist Assala Nasri has released the second part, 6 new songs, from her new album titled "Leheqt Nafsy" (I Caught Myself).

Not to be missed: African Film Festival in Luxor, Photo Week in Alexandria, Hamza Namira, Emel Mathlouthi in Cairo

Ahram Online highlights a selection of do-not-miss events this week (7-13 February 2024) in Cairo, Alexandria, Mansoura, Ismailia and Luxor​.

Key winners for the 2024 Grammy Awards

Here is a list of winners in the major categories for the 66th annual Grammy Awards, which were handed out on Sunday in Los Angeles.

Grammy's 2024 introduce Best African Music Performance for the first time

In recognition of African artists, the Grammy's 2024 will present Best African Music Performance award for the first time in The Recording Academy's history, with songs by Nigerian artists dominating the nominations

Big Grammy year for women nominees spotlights industry progress

Musicians and critics alike have long accused Grammy voters of ignoring the work of female artists -- but this year, it's highly probable that women will take home the night's top prizes.

Egypt’s conductor Nayer Nagui, soprano Dina Iskander perform with Japan's Kappabashi Opera

Egyptian conductor Nayer Nagui and soprano Dina Iskander perform with the Kappabashi Opera Company's Orpheus and Eurydice (Orfeo ed Euridice) by Gluck, staged at the Sogakudo Concert Hall of the Former Tokyo Music School.

Not to be missed: Omar Khairat, Black Theama in Cairo; Once Upon a Time in Alexandria

Ahram Online highlights a selection of do-not-miss events this week (24-30 January 2024) in Cairo and Alexandria.

Long-retired Egyptian star Nagat El-Sagheera sings at Riyadh's Joy Awards

Beloved Egyptian star Nagat El-Sagheera, who retired from singing two decades ago, performed her iconic song Oyoun El-Qalb (Eyes of the Heart) on Saturday at Riyadh's 2024 Joy Awards grand ceremony.

Not to be missed: Rageh Daoud's works at Cairo Opera, Mohamed Abla's solo exhibition

Ahram Online highlights a selection of do-not-miss events this week (17-23 January 2024) in Cairo and Alexandria.

Egyptian TikTokers score Gold at TikTok Creator Awards Middle East in music, entertainment

Egyptian TikTokers Youssef Ismail and Amina Hussein won Gold at TikTok Creator Awards Middle East 2023 in the competition's music and entertainment categories, respectively.

Paris Opera to cooperate with Saudi future Villa Hegra, prepares for grand event on January

The Paris Opera announced cooperation with the future Villa Hegra, which is to begin operations in Saudi Arabia’s AlUla in 2026, along with preparing for a large-scale event in AlUla on 17 January.

Egypt's star Mohamed Ramadan readies to perform in AFCON's anthem in Ivory Coast

Egypt's star actor and rapper Mohamed Ramadan arrived in Ivory Coast ahead of AFCON's opening ceremony that will feature him in its official anthem.

Tamer Hosny's new song Mawahashtekish most-viewed on YouTube

Just three day after its release, Tamer Hosny's new music video Mawahashtekish (Didn't You Miss Me) garnered more than 6.4 million views, placing it as #1 on Trending for music in Egypt.

Iran jails singer who criticised mandatory dress code

An Iranian court has sentenced pop singer Mehdi Yarrahi to prison time and 74 lashes after he released a song criticising the mandatory headscarf for women, his lawyer said Tuesday.

Black Theama release new single Alam Gharib opting for a mini-album

The popular Egyptian band Black Theama released the new single Alam Gharib (A Strange World) on their YouTube channel on Thursday.

'Rue David Bowie': Paris to name street after rock icon

The city of Paris will on Monday name a street after rock music icon David Bowie, officials said, a first in honour of the singer eight years after his death.

Niger struggles to keep its traditional music alive

A succession of high and low sounds from the Nigerien musician's drum is a kind of telegram but few today understand its message.

Lara Fabian, Hauser join Saudi star Mohammed Abdu's Diamond Jubilee concert in Riyadh

Riyadh hosted the Diamond Jubilee of the renowned Saudi singer Mohammed Abdu, inviting international stars such as Lara Fabian and cellist Hauser to the stage.

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