Jordanian actor Yasser Al-Masri killed in car crash

Arab audiences know Yasser Al-Masri for his role in bedouin-style TV series 'Namr bin Edwan.' (Promotional shot for Harun-Al-Rashid)
Updated 23 August 2018
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Jordanian actor Yasser Al-Masri killed in car crash

  • Al-Masri was transferred to hospital in Jabal Al-Zaitun, in Zarqa
  • Arab audiences knew him for his role in bedouin-style TV series “Namr bin Edwan”

AMMAN: Yasser Al-Masri, a leading Jordanian actor, was killed in a car crash on Thursday night in the Zarqa Governorate, east of Amman.
Al-Masri was transferred to hospital in Jabal Al-Zaitun, in Zarqa, but passed away upon arrival, according to local news reports.
Head of The Jordanian Actors Syndicate, Hussein Al-Khateeb, confirmed Al-Masri had died in the accident in Makkah district in Zarqa.
“With his death the Jordanian art had lost one of its main pillars, who had a significant presence on the local and Arab arenas,” Al-Khateeb said.
Al-Masri was born in Kuwait in 1970, where he attended school. He graduated from the Jordanian Music Academy.
Arab audiences knew him for his role in bedouin-style TV series “Namr bin Edwan” where he played the main role.
He also acted in several Arab TV series in Ramadan 2018, such as “Haroon Al-Rasheed” with Syrian actor Qusay Khouli, and “Amr Waq’ea” with Egyptian actor Kareem Fahmy.


Chinese pianist Lang Lang set to regale music lovers at Tantora

Updated 18 January 2019
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Chinese pianist Lang Lang set to regale music lovers at Tantora

  • Lang will perform alongside the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra at the Al-Ula-based festival
  • The Winter at Tantora festival has proven wildly successful with audiences so far

RIYADH: Award-winning Chinese pianist Lang Lang delighted fans on Wednesday with a short video teaser to promote his upcoming performance at the Winter at Tantora festival. 

The musician posted the video online, in which he was seen opening a book to reveal the words “stay tuned.” 

Winter at Tantora’s Twitter account added to the hype, tweeting to their followers that the concert would “refresh their senses.”

Lang will perform alongside the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra at the Al-Ula-based festival.

He is famous for his compelling style and talent, as well as his range as a pianist. Claimed that music is his “first language,” he believes that through it he is able to communicate with audiences all over the globe, despite language barriers. 

Throughout his career, he has performed classical pieces, including Chopin and Liszt, but also more contemporary work, including songs from The Little Mermaid.

The sold-out concert, called Monumental, is scheduled for Friday Jan. 18, and will be Lang’s and the Guangzhou Orchestra’s first performances in Saudi Arabia.

Fans took to Twitter to express their excitement. “I can’t wait to see you!” Tweeted one. “It’s a pleasure and an honor to have you in Saudi Arabia!”

The Winter at Tantora festival has proven wildly successful with audiences so far, with names such as Mohammed Abdo, Majida Al-Roumi, and a holographic depiction of legendary songstress Umm Kulthoum all appearing to positive acclaim.

The limited seating per concert, capped at 500 apiece, has been popular, with most concerts selling out in record-breaking time. With different packages available to purchase for the festival, ranging from affordable seats to high-end luxury experiences, the chance to spend a weekend in Al-Ula has also been made available to a wide pool of people, despite the small numbers on offer.