UAE’s Hussein Al-Jasmi honored as ‘most popular’ artist by Kremlin Palace in Moscow

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Emirati pop star Hussein Al-Jasmi was honored as the most popular star in the Middle East at Russia’s State Kremlin Palace theater in Moscow. (Photo: Courtesy of Instagram)
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Emirati pop star Hussein Al-Jasmi was honored as the most popular star in the Middle East at Russia’s State Kremlin Palace theater in Moscow. (Photo: Courtesy of Instagram)
Updated 12 March 2018
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UAE’s Hussein Al-Jasmi honored as ‘most popular’ artist by Kremlin Palace in Moscow

CAIRO: Emirati pop star Hussein Al-Jasmi was honored as the most popular star in the Middle East at Russia’s State Kremlin Palace theater in Moscow.
The singer shared on his Instagram account a series of pictures where he is receiving the honorary trophy.
“I am proud to stand today at the Kremlin Palace in Moscow to be honored and awarded as the most popular artist in the Middle East and North Africa,” he wrote in his caption.

The singer also thanked his nation, its leaders and his fans across the Arab world.
He was also keen to share the details of his honoring in a caption written in the Russian language. He also posted pictures of himself enjoying his time in the snow.


ISS astronaut drops in on Kraftwerk gig, plays duet from space

Updated 21 July 2018
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ISS astronaut drops in on Kraftwerk gig, plays duet from space

  • Video posted Saturday by the European Space Agency shows German astronaut Alexander Gerst “dropping in” for a live performance
  • Using a tablet computer with a virtual synthesizer, Gerst played a duet of Kraftwerk’s 1978 song “Spacelab”

BERLIN: Kraftwerk fans are used to hearing otherworldly tunes, but the German electronic music pioneers took it to another level at a gig in Stuttgart.
Video posted Saturday by the European Space Agency shows German astronaut Alexander Gerst “dropping in” for a live performance from the International Space Station.
Using a tablet computer with a virtual synthesizer, Gerst played a duet of Kraftwerk’s 1978 song “Spacelab” with the band Friday night to cheers from the audience.

He’s not the first space musician. Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield recorded a cover of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” and played a duet with the Barenaked Ladies while 400 kilometers (250 miles) above the Earth in 2013.
American astronaut Ron McNair planned to play saxophone from orbit with Jean Michel Jarre in 1986 but died in the Challenger tragedy.