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We crossed continents to speak with female DJs who have cultivated a spectrum of projects in the face of political instability and gender inequality to elevate other artists everywhere.

Myanmar aerobics instructor dances through military coup

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Myanmar aerobics instructor dances through military coup

A viral video shows Khing Hnin Wai waving and gyrating her arms to a dance track, oblivious to the coup unfolding right behind her.

Meet the Palestinian DJ who sparked a political storm

Ziad Al-Qattan

Meet the Palestinian DJ who sparked a political storm

In-depth: The arrest of DJ Sama after hosting a techno event in the West Bank reveals a deeper set of tensions within Palestinian society.

Palestinian DJ Sama Abdulhadi released on bail

The New Arab Staff

Palestinian DJ Sama Abdulhadi released on bail

Palestinian DJ Sama Abdulhadi was released on bail on Sunday.

The New Arab Staff

Activists call for release of Palestinian techno DJ

A petition calling for the release of Sama Abdulhadi, dubbed Palestine's techno queen, has amassed nearly 6,000 signatures.

Yousif Nur

Ammar 808: Tunisia's sonic mastermind returns with fusion electronica

The New Arab Meets: Tunisian electronic producer Ammar 808, whose new album blends the pulsating sounds of the Maghreb and south India.

The New Arab Staff

Female social media influencers targeted by Egyptian authorities: HRW

Female social media influencers are being arrested in Egypt for trumped up charges as the country reels from #MeToo.

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon restaurants partially reopen, face faltering economy

The hospitality industry has been hit particularly hard by the government-mandated closures which followed a series of bad seasons.

Egypt's Sinai set to host Israeli <em>music</em> festival

The New Arab

Egypt's Sinai set to host Israeli music festival

Egyptian authorities have agreed to provide security for the festival, as well as medical assistance, as relations with Israel enter a ...

Elias Jahshan

Juliana Yazbeck modernises traditional sounds with conscious lyrics

The New Arab Meets: Singer, songwriter and composer Juliana Yazbeck whose use of Western and Arabian string arrangements and beats tackles ...

Saudi Arabia arrests hundreds for 'immodesty' and harassment

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi Arabia arrests hundreds for 'immodesty' and harassment

Saudi police have arrested over 200 people for offences including 'wearing immodest clothing' and 'harassment' of concert goers.

Khashoggi verdict: This is what Saudi Arabia calls justice

Sam Hamad

Khashoggi verdict: This is what Saudi Arabia calls justice

Comment: Just as some had hoped, the verdict on Khashoggi's killing will whitewash Saudi crimes, and pave the way for business as usual with the ...

Atlas <em>Electronic</em> Festival: <em>Electronic</em> <em>music</em> comes to Marrakech

Yousif Nur

Atlas Electronic Festival: Electronic music comes to Marrakech

Atlas Electronic is one of Morocco's leading electronic music festivals, held close to the city of Marrakech.

Nicki Minaj scraps Saudi concert over rights abuses

The New Arab & agencies

Nicki Minaj scraps Saudi concert over rights abuses

Following pressure from human rights organisations and activists, US rap star Nicki Minaj has cancelled a concert in Saudi Arabia, citing ...

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia to launch 'Green Card' scheme

The Saudi minister of commerce and investment said foreign expatriates will be given the 'Green Card' if they are eligible and meet special criteria.

Malia Bouattia

No Pride in Apartheid: It's time to #BoycottEurovision2019

Comment: The case for cultural boycott is directly linked to the erasure of Palestinian history and culture at the hands of the Israeli state, ...

Catherine Armstrong

Slavery wasn't abolished, and you may be funding it

Comment: Many think of slavery as a thing of the past. They're wrong, writes Catherine Armstrong.

The New Arab

'Silencing campaign': Moroccan activists target singer accused of rape

Social media activists have started a campaign to 'silence' Lamjarred under the hashtags #masaktach ("we will not be silenced") and ...

'Hopeless Nation': Meet Mosul’s first rap collective

Laurene Daycard and Sebastian Castelier

'Hopeless Nation': Meet Mosul’s first rap collective

The New Arab Meets: Iraqi hip-hop artists Zayn Adam, Boika, MC Reko and Yabangi who blame the US-led fight against the Islamic State group for ...

The New Arab

King Salman launches construction of Saudi Arabia's 'Disneyland'

Saudi Arabia's King Salman was set to launch the entertainment city's construction on Wednesday, which was delayed without a reason given.

Saudi Arabia delays launch of entertainment city

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia delays launch of entertainment city

Saudi Arabia's King Salman was set to open the launch of the entertainment city construction on Wednesday, which was delayed three days without ...

DJ Avicii's family arrive in Oman to repatriate body

The New Arab

DJ Avicii's family arrive in Oman to repatriate body

The family of Avicii have arrived in Oman, following the shock death of the 28-year-old on Friday in the sultanate.

Saudi Arabia hosting first rave with Armin van Buuren

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia hosting first rave with Armin van Buuren

Saudi Arabia will soon host its first ever official rave, with one of the top names in trance music set to perform in the conservative ...

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