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The New Arab Meets: Musical sensation TootArd, an inventive ensemble from the occupied Golan Heights whose sound fuses desert blues, ska and all-out psychedelic rock.

The New Arab meets: Singer-songwriter Kamilya Jubran, whose work has been deeply intertwined with the evolution of the Palestinian cultural scene and a trailblazing force in experimental music.

London pays musical tribute to Egyptian singer <em>Umm</em> <em>Kulthum</em>

Yousif Nur

London pays musical tribute to Egyptian singer Umm Kulthum

Vulnerability, tenderness, poignancy, scandal and tragedy: A play that has it all, documenting renowned Egyptian singer Umm Kulthum's legendary life, reviews Yousif Nur.

Iconic singer <em>Umm</em> <em>Kulthum</em> to star in hologram concert

The New Arab & agencies

Iconic singer Umm Kulthum to star in hologram concert

A hologram projection of Arab diva Umm Kulthum will be showcased in Cairo next week.

'The fourth pyramid': Remembering <em>Umm</em> <em>Kulthum</em> 45 years on

Nur Turkmani

'The fourth pyramid': Remembering Umm Kulthum 45 years on

This February marks the 45th death anniversary of renowned Egyptian singer, songwriter, and film actress Umm Kulthum, known as ...

Amelia Smith

Liverpool's Mo Salah is being exploited by Sisi's regime

Comment: The Premier League star's charitable efforts are helping fuel a propaganda campaign benefiting a corrupt president, writes Amelia Smith.

Diana Alghoul

Egypt's female-dominated jewellery brand comes to London

Azza Fahmy has opened a store in London, bringing a Middle Eastern and African touch to one of the world's most prominent shopping spots.

The New Arab

Women singers return to Saudi TV after decades-long ban

Saudi Arabia brings back female singers to state-run television after a ban that lasted over 30 years, in its latest step towards attempting to ...

Fawwaz Haddad

A genius and a muse

Comment: Oum Kulthoum has a song to match any emotion. Her music became the soundtrack to some of Egypt's deepest trials and tribulations. On ...

Oum Kulthoum, the Arab nationalist singer beloved by Israel

Adli Sadeq

Oum Kulthoum, the Arab nationalist singer beloved by Israel

Comment: Israel has appropriated Oum Kulthoum's music and subverted its Arab nationalist, pro-Palestinian message.

Al-Araby al-Jadeed

Sabah, superstar of Arab music, dies aged 87

One of the Arab world's most loved actresses and singers passed away on Wednesday morning, bringing an end to a six-decade career.

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