These Two Arab Celebrities Are Helping to Raise Sex Education Awareness

These Two Arab Celebrities Are Helping to Raise Sex Education Awareness

by Nadine Arab

Marsa, a sexual health center based in Lebanon, released a video that went viral — resulting in a massive backlash. The video features Mashrou’ Leila’s lead singer, Hamed Sinno and actress, Youmna Ghandour, where they raise  awareness and teach people how to use a condom.   Most of the comments criticized raising the issue in […]

Mashrou’ Leila, Al Morabba3 and Sharmoofers to Perform at Egypt’s Music Park Festival

Mashrou’ Leila, Al Morabba3 and Sharmoofers to Perform at Egypt’s Music Park Festival

by Nadine Arab

After the creators of London Sound broke the Internet with their brand new Music Park festival. Its first installment, C-Town, is expected to be on fire next week.     C-Town is set to take place at Cairo Festival City on Friday 22. The lineup is undeniably one of a kind, featuring Al Morabba3 all […]

Sia Headlines Byblos International Festival in Lebanon and We’re Swinging from Chandeliers

Sia Headlines Byblos International Festival in Lebanon and We’re Swinging from Chandeliers

  The Byblos International Festival brings together some of the most talented performers, singers and musicians in Lebanon. In a country that truly treasures performing arts, with previous festivals that hosted the likes of John Legend, Marcel Khalife, Lana Del Rey, Kadim El Sahir, B.B. King, and many more talents reigning from the Arab world and […]

WATCH: Mashrou’ Leila’s Hamed Sinno Covers Justin Bieber and Kills It

WATCH: Mashrou’ Leila’s Hamed Sinno Covers Justin Bieber and Kills It

  Hamed Sinno, Lebanese rock band Mashrou’ Leila‘s uber talented frontman, posted a video on Facebook a couple of days ago that we can’t stop replaying. The black and white video shows Sinno covering Justin Bieber‘s recent hit song “Love Yourself” and we’re not even embarassed about loving it. You go, Sinno!     WE SAID […]

12 Indie Arabic Songs You Can Ugly Cry To

12 Indie Arabic Songs You Can Ugly Cry To

I can’t, you can’t, we can’t anymore! We finished the tub of ice cream, the tissue box, and three bottles of Merlot, khalas its time to stop ugly crying to Adele’s new album. Here are 12 Arabic indie songs you can ugly cry your heart out to.       “Trouh” by Yazan Al Rousan […]

LISTEN: Mashrou’ Leila’s New Album Is Worth the Two-Year Wait

LISTEN: Mashrou’ Leila’s New Album Is Worth the Two-Year Wait

By Rym Jalil

Forget about Adele, it’s Mashrou’ Leila o’clock! Mashrou’ Leila never fails to astonish us with their provocative lyrics, tackling sexual, political and social taboos. Last Saturday night’s concert by Mashrou’ Leila in London was stunning, they played and sang their newest album Ibn El Leil after making their fans linger for two years. The Lebanese Indie […]

Phenomenal Arab Covers of Chart-Topping Hits

Phenomenal Arab Covers of Chart-Topping Hits

We, Arabs, are notorious for drawing inspiration from foreign bands and singers. When our mainstream artists do it, it mostly ends in comedic disaster. Think of that time Hamada Helal decided to be Spongebob and that other time Amr Diab decided to make an Arabic version of “Sway” and you’ll get where I’m going with […]

9 Indie Arab Artists You Should Be Listening To

9 Indie Arab Artists You Should Be Listening To

The mainstream Arabic music scene has been for quite some time cliché-ridden, with creativity at a seemingly all-time low. With too many artists crooning, “Ya leily ya 3eeny”, the songs are all starting to sound the same and thanks to auto-tune, their voices are also starting to be indistinguishable. The lesser known indie scene, however, […]

Cairo Jazz Festival 2014 Highlights

Cairo Jazz Festival 2014 Highlights

Although founder Amro Salah has serious concerns about its sustainability, by all accounts, this year’s Cairo Jazz Festival turned out to be a resounding success – an artful and collaborative celebration of local, regional and international talent.   Alexandrian band Massar Egbari, who are as professional as they are passionate about their craft (stay tuned […]

Win Tickets to See Mashrou’ Leila at the Cairo Jazz Festival

Win Tickets to See Mashrou’ Leila at the Cairo Jazz Festival

Have you always wanted to see Mashrou’ Leila live? Or are you dying to see them again? Now is your chance to win two free tickets to their sold out performance this Saturday at Cairo Jazz Festival 2014! All you have to do is tell us why you deserve to win the tickets in the […]