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Zaher Saleh “flawless” With Rufus Blaq

Every Arab star dreams about being a global icon, but few can even come close to having a global audience. For starter, one needs the crossover power, the smooth dance moves, the presence and the ability to sing to top notch melodies. ...

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The French Group Zebda Has Gaza On Mind With “Une Vie De Moins”

Lyrics are often by poets and people who have a gift for words, college professors are not what you have in mind when you want to write a song. But since this is a song about the Middle East and ...

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Arabs, America, Its’ Football and Pumpkin Pie

I spend my thanksgiving in Raleigh North Carolina, and I loved it. For Thanksgiving, the downtown area was a zombie town–no one as much as walking down the streets. I guess people down there take family values seriously. But I was invited to a nice ...

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Video: Funny One Direction, The Impersonator Edition

Anies Omar likes to travel the world in search of celebrities and famous people to impersonate and turn into an internet meme. He does it well in good humor. I was impressed by his latest gag at impersonating the entire band of One Direction. So who ...

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Black Theama: Egyptian Jazz Meets The Beach Boys

Like a rocket Black Theama invaded the underground world with their unique style of representing black music from nubian, & Aswany music to R&B, Rap, Jazz, & Blues gathering very unique musicians and using very touching; selective lyrics describing our social & ...

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Different But Lovely Piece by Edward Maya

This blog celebrates music, sure we focus on Arabic music, but in its essence music is universal. I was  really moved when I heard the piece below by Edward Maya’s Violet Light track. The vocalists is Sonia Devi. While the song is amazing, the accompanying pictures ...

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Nisma Mahgoub The Egyptain Amy Winehouse

She is not exactly Amy Winehouse in personality and sad turn of events, but she is her in terms of musical versatility. The Egyptian winner of Star Academy has super strong voice, and she speaks more than one language. Her 2012 album, had a very impressive ...

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Watch Artists and Alternative Subcultures in Gaza

Electronic Intifada had a post and the video below about the subcultures in Gaza where young people use art to speak to a global audience. Dancing, singing, painting, musicians  and more. The artists have a lot of issues to revolve with the community, but they are not slowing ...

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Flying Steps Break-dance Goes To Dubai

The Berlin Based break dance trope Flying Steps make a stop in the city of Dubai–a city in search of a culture and identity. The dance group had a number of shows and did a number of stunts in this Gulf city  that’s hungry for any breeze of foreign culture. The dance company ...

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Shadmehr Aghili: My Money On This Persian Singer:

I might as well call the Iranian romance singer Shadmehr Aghili, the Persian version of Elissa. The son of the city of Tehran, who immigrated to Canada and from it to California in the US of A. Mr. Aghili is a singer, composer, musician, song writer, producer and one ...

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