Mashrou’ Leila Under pressure to Cancel Byblos International Festival Gig

A Facebook page by the name of "جُنود الرَّب" 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 around 2 weeks before they are expected to perform at the Byblos International Festival on August 9, marking the band's 10-year-anniversary. Mashrou' Leila is being criticized for the content of its lyrics, attacking religions, and for promoting homosexuality, by its openly-gay frontman…

Cheesy Song to Promote Tourism in Lebanon

I like the idea behind this video clip to include politicians and artists and it's nicely shot but can the lyrics get cheesier than that? And what's that lousy rap part and kid singing towards the end? I hope they don't start playing it on the MEA flights 😂😂
Baladi

Broken Wings: A Musical Adaption of Gibran Khalil Gibran’s 1912 Masterpiece

2 months ago
Gibran Khalil Gibran’s masterpiece “Broken Wings”, a story laden with Gibran’s views on morality, love, marriage, children, pain and loss, has been turned into a musical that premiered at the Theater Royal Haymarket, London, in ...
Critiques

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

3 months ago
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 (quoting AlJaras) “I won’t be performing the ...
Lebanon

Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here (Arabic Version)

3 months ago
“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 ...
Baladi

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

3 months 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

4 months 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 ...
Art

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

4 months 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 ...
Lebanon

Lebanese Mory Hatem Loses in The Voice Canada’s QuarterFinals

5 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 ...
Lebanon

General Security Bans Metal Band Sepultura From Entering Lebanon

5 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 ...
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