Singers and performers from around the region are in the midst of a busy late spring and summer schedule.
On May 21st, Majida El Roumi kicks off the first evening of the Mawazine Festival in Morocco, after which she returns to Beirut and then heads to Tunisia for another music tour.
Majida, who will also perform a concert on July 9th as part of the Carthage Festival, has not recorded any new song recently, including the work she collaborated on with composer Melhem Barakat.
Arab star Walid Tawfik finished recording a duet with singer Bassima entitled "La Abaat Salamat," with lyrics by Omar Samir Zaki, music by Mohamed Yahya and distribution by Firas Shatila.
Tawfik, who is travelling to Kuwait and Dubai, will release his new album upon his return.
Meanwhile, Assi Al-Hellani was selected by the Egyptian Union in Europe to perform a concert at Albert Hall in London on June 10th. He will be joined by Hama'i and Sherine Wagdy in the concert, the proceeds of which will be used to build a sports stadium in Alexandria.
On May 16th, star Nancy Ajram celebrated her daughter Mila's first birthday, as well as her own. She performed a successful concert at the American University in Cairo after giving another concert in Alexandria.
Nancy recorded a song for her new album "Nifsyatu," with lyrics by Ayman Bahgat Amar, music by Walid Saad and distribution by Tuma. She is also preparing a song called "Asli," with lyrics by Hani Al-Saghir, music by Mahmoud Khiyami and distribution by Tarek Madkour.
Artist Fadel Shaker finished recording songs for his new album, scheduled for release before the summer. He selected music by Walid Saad and lyrics by Ayman Bahgat Amar and Nader Abdullah for several of the songs.
Meanwhile, Haifa Wehbe won the best actress/singer award for her role in the movie "Dukan Shehata," directed by Khaled Youssef. She received the award at the Arab Radio and Television (ART) Oscars ceremony earlier this month.
Artist Darine Hadchiti finished recording the song "Ahla Al-Shabab", with lyrics by Elias Nasser and music by George Karam. She will shoot it as a video clip in the next two weeks. The song is in the Lebanese dialect and reflects the dabka style. "Ahla Al-Shabab" marks Darine's return to this genre.
After an absence, artist Aline Khalaf is preparing a new album which so far includes three Gulf songs. Its release is expected in two months.
For his part, Iraqi singer Kazem El-Saher is returning to the Carthage festivals after an absence of several years, where he will give a concert on July 30th.
Egyptian artist Mustafa Amar, after staying away from music in favour of film, returns to singing. He is putting the final touches on his new album "Hiya," to be released soon by Alam Al-Fan and Mazzika, and in which he collaborates with producer Mohsen Gaber.
The album features 14 songs, including "Layla Min Omri," "Ha Rouh Fiha," "Matashanish" and "Hiya," which was filmed in Spain with a Spanish team headed by international director Daniel Ortiz.
Egyptian singer Marwa is preparing to release a new album to coincide with the New Year's celebrations. In the meantime, she is getting ready to perform a series of concerts in Lebanon this summer.
As for Saudi artist Ali Bin Mohamed, he has released his new album "Habayeb 2010," produced by Rotana. The album features a collection of new works, including "Wasseh Al-Jud," "In Zaalouk" and "Andi w Andek Al-Kheir."