Eslam Omar's Articles

Lebanese singer Hiba Tawaji is featured on the latest album by American band Pentatonix titled Holidays Around the World, which comprises 12 famous Christmas songs.

Egyptian Musicians’ Syndicate, under newly-elected President Mostafa Kamel, has on Monday decided to oblige all rap singers to be accompanied by a band that consists of a minimum of six authorized musicians, to get live performance permissions.

The Egyptian Musicians' Syndicate decided on Sunday that Mahraganat and Rap singers seeking to obtain a permit for public performances should form bands of at least twelve authorised musicians.

Egyptian composer Nancy Mounir is launching a tour in Europe to present her latest project ‘Nozhet El-Nofous’, which revives rare oldies from the Egyptian early 20th century.

The 31st edition of the Arab Music Festival and Conference is kicking off on Thursday 20 October until 3 November hosting dozens of Egyptian and Arab singers, musicians and researches in Cairo, Alexandria and Damanhour.

Egypt’s Musicians Syndicate, which authorises public performances, has suspended the issuing of permits to the hugely popular and controversial Mahraganat singers until artistic criteria are regulated and bribery allegations are investigated.

Egyptian band Sharmoofers turned to mahraganat style in Friday with the release of their music video Di Halawa (“This is Sweet”) featuring Hassan Shakosh.

The Alexandria Film Festival for Mediterranean Countries (AFFMC) is launching its 38th edition on Wednesday, with a rich six-day programme.

The decision of the selection committee at the Cinema Syndicate not to nominate any Egyptian film for the international feature film category at next year's Oscars received mixed responses.

The Ismailia International Film Festival for Documentaries and Shorts (IIFFDS) has opened submissions for its upcoming 24th edition that is scheduled to take place between 14 and 20 March in the Suez Canal city.

Popular Egyptian indie rock band Cairokee has been topping the music streaming services in Egypt since last Friday after the release of their latest album titled “Roma” which features famous young rapper Marwan Pablo.

Egyptian critic Essam Zakaria returns as president of the Ismailia International Film Festival for Documentaries and Shorts (IIFFDS) in its 24th edition, the Ministry of Culture announced on Sunday.

Egyptian composer Nancy Mounir will donate all proceeds from her concert on Monday at the current home of the iconic Egyptian-Armenian Nasibian Studio Theater to the restoration of the art venue's historic edifice.

Famous Egyptian Islamic chanter Mahmoud El-Tohamy performed a huge concert on Friday at the Sound and Light Theatre on the historical site of the Pyramids of Giza, celebrating the upcoming release of his new album Aneen.

The Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) is still receiving submissions for the Hungarian director Béla Tarr’s Filmmaking workshop that will be held as part of upcoming 44th edition.

Egyptian acclaimed composer Fathy Salama and his band Sharkiat will give a concert titled “Cinema Electronica 2,” on Friday 23 September at the Cairo Opera House.

The Cairo International Days for Monodrama Festival is launching its fifth edition on Monday at the Cairo Opera House's small hall.

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.

Two concerts of Palestinian musician and singer Nai Barghouti scheduled for this weekend in Cairo and Alexandria have been delayed indefinitely.

Egyptian iconic theatre director and actor Mohamed Sobhy was honoured in Cairo Opera House’s Main Hall on Saturday during the opening of the 15th edition of the Egyptian National Theatre Festival that is running until 8 August.

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