Syrian musicians scattered across the world by the civil war will perform for the first time since the conflict began in a British performance with longtime collaborator Damon Albarn. The Syrian National Orchestra of Arab Music concert at London’s Southbank Center on June 25 is part of the major program
KITCHENER – At Forest Heights Library there is a small display of books and materials in Arabic, a new addition to help incoming Syrian refugees. “We put it on a prominent place,” said branch manager Chris Schnarr. The collection of books and materials was added to the shelves at the
Cairo: Sabah, considered by many to be one of the icons of the Arab world, has passed away. The Lebanese superstar, who celebrated his 87th birthday earlier this month, died Wednesday morning at his Beirut residence. During her impressive six-decade career, Sabah – real name Jeanette Gergis Al Feghali –
She came so close – only to lose in the final. But it was the finalist who stunned audiences and became the unlikely singing sensation of “Arabs Got Talent”. Not likely, because while Jennifer Grout is very talented, she is definitely not an Arab. She is an all-American girl from
Vancouver’s versatile guitarist Gordon grdina is coming back to Chicago this week for a few gigs, and I suspect they’ll sum up the lineup well delivered on the recordings he’s made over the past few years, where a love and investment in Arabic music has lifted and widened his chops.
His rhythmic, silky notes and remarkable singing prowess fascinated anyone who heard him sing. This young man from Kozhikode, Nadir Abdul Salam, settled with his parents in Qatar, is striving to take new steps in music. His flair for the Arabic language is supported by a deep, rising voice that
CAIRO – In its heyday, it was known as the living and romantic heart of Arab music – a Cairo street inspired by the boulevards of Paris, home to musicians, belly dancers and instrument makers. But Mohammed Ali Street is fading away. It had already been in decline for years
“When the public doesn’t understand me, it’s a battle,” she said. “So when I choose words, I choose them for their musicality, rhythm and meaning, and I choose the right dialect to express that. “ When asked if she was inspired by the youth movement behind the Arab Spring, she