Marcel Khalife Refuses to Perform National Anthem at Baalbeck Festival Opening Night

Acclaimed singer & composer Marcel Khalife refused to perform the Lebanese National Anthem, as is the tradition, on the opening night of the Baalbeck International Festival. Khalife said "I won't be performing the National anthem, but something more important" and then went on to play an unheard-before music piece. When interviewed with Annahar the next day, Khalife confirmed that he skipped the anthem intentionally to make a point, that we all love our country but…

Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here (Arabic Version)

"Wish you were here" is one of my favorite Pink Floyd songs. It was originally written for Syd Barrett, who founded the band but had to quit due to mental illness before achieving their huge success in 1970s, but has a much deeper meaning than the absence of an old friend. I stumped upon a beautiful remake of this song with Arabic lyrics by a group called Shy O Story. Check it out:

Lila TV: Your Favorite Childhood Lebanese Songs in Beautifully Animated Videos

3 weeks ago
I’m sure you all remember childhood songs such as “Tiri Tiri ya 3asfoura”, “3andi Bissi esma Sissi”, “3ammi Bou Massoud”, “Fi 3enna Shajra”, “Yalla N3ammir”, “3eedik ya Mama” and many more. Well the people behind ...
Middle East

MusicHall to launch in Saudi Arabia on June 15, as Jeddah hosts stellar music event lineup

1 month ago
After Beirut in 2003 and Dubai in 2013, MusicHall by Michel Eléftériadès is expanding to reach Jeddah in Saudi Arabia, with the launch set for June 15, as announced by its owner on social media ...

Hiba Tawaji is The Voice of Princess Jasmine in Aladdin’s French Version

1 month ago
Lebanese singer and actress Hiba Tawaji announced on Twitter that she is the voice of Jasmine in the French version of the new Aladdin film, which was released last Wednesday in Le Grand Rex theatre ...

Lebanese Mory Hatem Loses in The Voice Canada’s QuarterFinals

2 months ago
C’était une aventure extraordinaire ! Merci pour tous vos encouragements Je vous aime ❤️ À très bientôt ! It was an unforgettable adventure !  Thank you for all your supports ! See you again soon ❤️ #Lavoixtva#Moryhatem ...

General Security Bans Metal Band Sepultura From Entering Lebanon

2 months ago
One of the most prominent names of the international metal scene for the last 30 years or so, Sepultura were set to rock Beirut heavily on April 28th at The Palace – Hamra. With heavy ...

Oscar Winner Gabriel Yared & Asmahan’s Grand Daughter in Lebanon soon!

3 months ago
The Beiteddine Art Festival is celebrating 35 years of arts & culture by hosting a world premiere on its opening night on July 18, joining Oscar winning composer Gabriel Yared and Yasmina Jumblatt; a talented ...
Middle East

Sherine Tops Spotify’s Most-Streamed ME Artists, Followed by Fairouz

4 months ago
Spotify celebrated International Women’s Day on Friday by sharing the list of most-streamed female artists in the World, including those in the Middle East and North Africa. Egypt singer Sherine tops the regional list followed ...

Someone Should Update Alanis Morisette’s “Ironic” for #Lebanon’s Never Ending Struggles

4 months ago
Every now and then, we hear about an updated “Ironic” song to suit today’s problems. The latest was released a month ago and sung by Alanis Morissette and James Corden. I was thinking someone should ...