YouTube Music & Premium Now Available in #Lebanon

Android Central shared last week news that YouTube Premium & YouTube Music have now expanded to eight new countries in the Middle East including Lebanon, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia & the UAE. YouTube Music Premium will cost $5/month for one user and $7.50/month for a family plan, while YouTube Premium will cost $6/month for an individual or $9/month for a family plan. To be honest, I've been tempted to use YouTube Premium ever…

Virgin Radio Stars – A new radio station by Virgin Radio Lebanon

"Virgin Radio Stars", a new radio station by Virgin Radio Lebanon, started broadcasting on September 1 on the frequency 89.7 FM. “Ben & Linda In The Morning”, featuring Linda Tamim and Ben Weston will be the morning show that you can listen to between 6 and 10 AM. The afternoon show between 5 and 7 PM, “Anthems with Jason”, will be hosted by Linda as well. The Virgin Radio Lebanon 89.5 FM format is top…
Fun

Not Your Average “Tablé” Player

3 weeks ago
We’re used to seeing male drummers ( “Tablé” players) at weddings or concerts, but Christina Eid is an exception to this rule, and possibly the only exception. She’s the only Eastern-style drummer I know of ...
Events

Paul Van Dyk To Perform on September 9th at The Gärten Beirut

1 month ago
The last time PVD was in town, Pier 7 was still open and he was performing there. Five years later, The international DJ & producer is coming back to Lebanon to perform at The Gärten ...
Critiques

Back when Johnny Hallyday’s Beirut Concert Got Cancelled Over The “Twist” Dance

1 month ago
Since the hot topic has been censorship in the past few weeks in Lebanon, I thought I feature this [Legal-Agenda] article on how Kamal Jumblatt, who served in the early 1960s as Lebanon’s Interior Minister, ...
Critiques

Dutch Metal Band “Within Temptation” Cancels Byblos Gig

1 month ago
After Byblos Festival decided to cancel Mashrou’ Leila’s concert “to prevent bloodshed and maintain peace and security”, Dutch metal band Within Temptation issued a statement today announcing that they’re cancelling their concert in Byblos as ...
Critiques

Mashrou’ Leila (مشروع ليلى ) Cleared By Judge Ghada Aoun, Concert Still On Schedule

1 month ago
Update: Byblos Festival cancelled the concert for security reasons. After a week of hysterical hate and conspiracy-filled campaigns against Mashrou’ Leila, and after being interrogated by the authorities and meeting with religious bodies, Judge Ghada ...
Critiques

Mohammad Iskandar Ordered to Remove “Iskan Bank” From Song

1 month ago
After what’s been happening with Mashrou3 Leila, I first thought this news of censoring a Mohammad Iskandar song was made up by a satire website but it turned out to be true. Apparently, the song ...
Lebanon

Mashrou’ Leila Under pressure to Cancel Byblos International Festival Gig

2 months ago
A Facebook page by the name of “جُنود الرَّب” (God’s soldiers) has been unleashing since July 17 a series of posts to its 5.5K followers condemning Mashrou’ Leila’s sexual/religious ideologies, performances and lyrics. This comes ...
Fun

Cheesy Song to Promote Tourism in Lebanon

2 months ago
I like the idea behind this video clip to include politicians and artists and it’s nicely shot (even though the majority of scenes are taken from past events) but can the lyrics get cheesier than ...
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