Saudi women rappers, singers to star in at-home concert on Instagram

Saudi singer tamtam is one of the performers. (Instagram/@tamtamsound)
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Updated 23 April 2020

Saudi women rappers, singers to star in at-home concert on Instagram

DUBAI: We might not get to experience the thrill of physically attending an in-real-life show while we’re all social distancing, but radio personality Hassane Dennaoui — more commonly known as Big Hass — has curated the next best thing: A live online concert featuring performances from rising Saudi female artists.

Following on the success of “The Beat DXB Lockdown,” an online music festival that took place last week, Dennaoui has announced another virtual musical event, “The Beat DXB Lockdown: Saudi Femmes.” Set to take place on Wednesday, the online event aims to spotlight the lesser-known, growing female music scene in the Kingdom while simultaneously empowering and celebrating the creativity and talent of the Saudi artists who make it up. 




Big Hass photographed by Omar Tartoob

“We are living in unprecedented times: We are all confined at home, so why not take advantage of this situation and turn it into something positive, inspiring and beneficial for the independent music scene,” said Dennaoui to Arab News. “My heart beats Saudi Arabia, so I never skip a chance to support the hip-hop scene, or in this case, Saudi female artists.”

In partnership with wristwatch label Baby-G, the virtual showcase will feature performances from 13 artists including tamtam, a Riyadh-born Los Angeles-based singer  who has gained a cult following for her socially conscious music, R&B singer Roya and Jeddah-based Sarah Chafei, among others. Opera musician Sawsan Al-Bahiti, soul singer Lady Lou and Jeddah-based vocalist Amal will also be participating in the digital concert.

“I have been fascinated since the beginning of social distancing by how much people have come together through music,” stated Al-Bahiti. “The performances that take place live on social media have made the world one big audience. These online shows have allowed viewers to feel closer to the artist and helped the artist reach their fans in a very heartwarming way.”

Each singer will go live from her own Instagram account while the full lineup can be viewed live online at www.thebeatdxb.com.


Lamborghini reveal design of superyacht Tecnomar

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Lamborghini reveal design of superyacht Tecnomar

  • Designed to reach a top-speed of 60 knots, powered by its twin V12, 2,000 horsepower engines, the yacht will be modeled on the Lamborghini Sian

LONDON: Italian supercar manufacturer Lamborghini is ditching the racetrack and hitting the high seas after teaming up with the Italian Sea Group to produce a 63-foot super yacht called Tecnomar.

Designed to reach a top-speed of 60 knots, powered by its twin V12, 2,000 horsepower engines, the yacht will be modeled on the Lamborghini Sian — the company’s first hybrid car.

Much like the Sian, the Tecnomar will be built in Lamborghini’s Centro Stile design studio from carbon fiber and the steering wheel and gauges in the yacht’s cockpit will be designed to look like those inside one of the company’s supercars. Even the starter button will be the same.

(Photo: Lamborghini)

Stefano Domenicali, chairman and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini, said: “This yacht represents the significance of creating a valuable partnership, at its best: Our co-operation allows the essence of both organizations’ style and expertise to be transferred to different worlds, sharing in their diversity to interpret and add value to the final product in a new environment.

(Photo: Lamborghini)

“If I had to imagine a Lamborghini on water, this would be my vision. I’m delighted to celebrate this successful collaboration,” he added.

The yacht’s design takes inspiration from the brand’s heritage and to mark the 1963 founding of Lamborghini, only 63 units are scheduled to be made. No starting price has been revealed.

(Photo: Lamborghini)