Palestinian singers winning hearts and minds

1 / 2
Mohammed Assaf, the 28-year-old singer, won the second series of “Arab Idol” in 2013. (Courtesy Flash Entertainment)
2 / 2
The rapper Tamer Nafar formed the Palestinian group Dam with his younger brother Suhell, and Mahmoud Jreri. (AFP)
Updated 17 April 2018
0

Palestinian singers winning hearts and minds

  • The group’s lyrics are influenced by the conflict with Israel
  • Dam’s music fuses Middle Eastern rhythms and melodies with urban hip-hop

LONDON: Mohammed Assaf, the 28-year-old singer, won the second series of “Arab Idol” in 2013, with one judge nicknaming him “Asaroukh” (“The Rocket”).
But the singer almost missed his chance at famer because of problems getting from Gaza to Egypt. Arriving too late to register, he began singing to the waiting contestants.
On hearing Assaf, contestant Ramadan Au Nahel, also a Palestinian, gave him his audition number, saying: “I know I won’t reach the finals, but you will.”

Tamer Nafar
The rapper formed the Palestinian group Dam with his younger brother Suhell, and Mahmoud Jreri.
The three men grew up in Lod, 20 kilometers from Jerusalem.
Dam’s music fuses Middle Eastern rhythms and melodies with urban hip-hop.
 


Comedy fans in for a treat as Marlon Wayans to play Riyadh in May

Updated 24 April 2018
0

Comedy fans in for a treat as Marlon Wayans to play Riyadh in May

  • Marlon Wayans is coming to Riyadh for his May 11
  • Event supported by the General Entertainment Authority, various sponsors, and organized by Future Dimensions Entertainment

RIYADH: Stand-up and comedy lovers are in for a special treat as international Hollywood star and part of the legendary Wayans family – Marlon Wayans is coming to Riyadh for his May 11 scheduled show at Princess Noura University Conference Center.
Supported by the General Entertainment Authority, various sponsors, and organized by Future Dimensions Entertainment who are committed to delivering distinguished entertainment events to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. On this occasion, Ratib Abdo – Executive Manager at Future Dimensions Entertainment said, “Marlon Wayans is an international superstar and a distinguished figure in comedy; His movies have generated over 1.1 billion dollars in global revenue, not to mention he has been in the game for a very long time. It is going to be a fantastic show opening a new era of stand-up comedy events in the kingdom.”
The show will feature local talents, and Marlon Wayans will be delivering an exclusive to the masses. Having been in the entertainment industry for over 30 years, we can expect to witness a great evening from Marlon Wayans especially after the grand success on Netflix with his stand up show “Woke-ish,” and his hit TV sitcom on NBC “Marlon.”
People can find more details about the event on social media @Komedya1.0 and @MarlonWayans in addition to all sponsors websites and social media pages.
Tickets available at all Virgin Megastores outlets and online on ticketing box office through the link http://bit.ly/Marlonwayans
Don’t forget to use the hashtag: #MarlonWayansInRiyadh