Abdelrahman Roshdy: Cairokee’s Wild Card Is Now Cairo’s Favorite Sufi Singer

Abdelrahman Roshdy: Cairokee’s Wild Card Is Now Cairo’s Favorite Sufi Singer

We sat down with one of the most promising figures in the music industry, whose fame only projects in his work, talent and belief in what he does. This artist’s name is Abdelrahman Roshdy, who was introduced to the audience by none other than Egypt’s number one band, Cairokee.     Abdelrahman Roshdy performed for […]

This Stunning Photo Shoot Opened a Time Portal in Alexandria and Brought Back the Roman Empire

This Stunning Photo Shoot Opened a Time Portal in Alexandria and Brought Back the Roman Empire

Earlier this week, O art-studio released a stunning photo shoot where they dressed up some models in ancient Roman attire and roamed the streets of Alexandria.     The result, as you can see, is more beautiful than anyone could ever imagine.     Photography and art direction were made courtesy of Adel Essam and […]

Egyptian Artist Transforms Metro Tickets into Beautiful Works of Art

Egyptian Artist Transforms Metro Tickets into Beautiful Works of Art

  It takes a true artist to see beauty and adventure in a small yellow piece of paper. Egyptian artist, Tarek Ahmed, posted a Facebook album of Metro tickets turned into tiny imaginary worlds. Ahmed basically wonders if we as human beings could ever reach all of the illustrated destinations using one ticket.     […]

Jannat’s Husband Torn Apart by Fans After Singer Celebrated Marriage on Social Media

Jannat’s Husband Torn Apart by Fans After Singer Celebrated Marriage on Social Media

  Moroccan singer, Jannat, was pretty much the happiest bride this week, but social media can be a vile place that could easily bring anyone down. Just like any other woman in love, the artist shared photos of her wedding, alongside her husband, Mohamed Othman. Needless to say, the comments were horrific.     Jannat […]

This International Artist’s Latest Album Is an Ode to War-Torn Syria

This International Artist’s Latest Album Is an Ode to War-Torn Syria

by Marwa Aziz

With a striking figure, oversized sunglasses and mustache, jalabiya and keffiyeh, prolific Syrian wedding singer Omar Souleyman has been taking the west by storm. A famous Syrian expat who started his impressive career trajectory as a wedding singer in 1994 in Syria, Souleyman, was introduced to the west four years ago, before civil war broke out in Syria.   […]

Twitter’s Latest Trending Hashtag Is Giving Arab Artists a Voice Everywhere

Twitter’s Latest Trending Hashtag Is Giving Arab Artists a Voice Everywhere

The #ArabArtists has been a hot and trending hashtag on Twitter, for the past couple of days. The purpose behind the hashtag was to utilize the popular social media platform in order to compile the works of some of the region’s artists, and to have them introduce themselves to the online world.   Approximately 2,500 […]

‘Rakebny El Morgi7a’ Star Receives a Jaw-Dropping Makeover

‘Rakebny El Morgi7a’ Star Receives a Jaw-Dropping Makeover

  We believe in two things: the power of social media, and the life changing effect of fame. Something that social media has taught us time after time is that you go viral when you’re either doing something incredibly right, or ridiculously wrong. Dali Hassan is the latest living proof of this phenomenon. She is […]

PLOT TWIST: Amr Diab Is Finally Old

PLOT TWIST: Amr Diab Is Finally Old

by Karine El-Tantawy

  Oh my Diab!!! What is going on here? The man who defied the laws of nature, physics and biology for years is actually aging. Egypt’s biggest superstar, Amr Diab, has been able to defy age for decades. Everytime a photo of him surfaces online, he managed to look younger than the year before. Plastic […]

Youssef Nabil: The Artist Breaking Orientalist Stereotypes and Arabic Taboos

Youssef Nabil: The Artist Breaking Orientalist Stereotypes and Arabic Taboos

When art is done containing footage or reference to the Middle East, there is a typical arsenal of imagery that pops up. From camels standing in the middle of the dessert to exotic belly dancers, to heavily gender- segregated spaces, the Middle East is more often than not portrayed as a region stuck in its […]

Wrap My Hijab Music Video Reveals Sickening ‘Hijabiphobia’

by Rana Elhawary

Last week, Mona Haydar — a veiled, Muslim, pregnant, Syrian-American — released a music video commemorating the very first official International Muslim Woman’s Day. Haydar released the video hoping it would combat certain stereotypes regarding veiled women being passive, oppressed, and voiceless.   This is one of those situations when the intention of the artist […]

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