Music

Mvrs, a Qatar based singer/songwriter talks about his album and the music scene in Qatar

Check out Mvrs' song, You Make the Vibe and read a little more about what he thinks of the music/rap scene in Qatar, how he composed this song and what his aspirations are for the future of music in Qatar.

A song for Qatar: How ‘One Nation’ is a call to action, unity

What began as a collaborative musical project with more than half a dozen of Qatar’s most renowned musicians and artists, unexpectedly took on new meaning in light of the June 5 diplomatic fallout between Qatar and it’s GCC neighbours. Spearheaded by composer and songwriter Dana Alfardan and recorded at Katara Studios, ‘One Nation’ featuring Essa Al Kubaisi and Fahad Al-Kubaisi, is an uplifting reminder of art’s powerful message. ILQ learns more! 

Music with a mission: Qatar’s Rhythm Explosion

Artists, musicians and students unite! The Rhythm Explosion is back to host its second yearly concert on Friday, April 28, 2017 at the Sherborne Qatar School, bringing together accomplished professional musicians and Qatar’s budding, young talent in celebration for the love of music. ILQ’s Sarah Schroeder meets the masterminds behind the music!

A cultural exchange of music: German choir to perform in Qatar


Get ready for beautiful choir performances from some of the pioneers of choral singing themselves! The Qatar Germany Year of Culture 2017 presents the famous German Magdeburg Knabenchor choir! We also have a special competition, read on to find out more! 

Fresh video! A music video with a Qatar connection

When expat and singer/songwriter Jessica Gibson packed her life up to move to Qatar, she wasn’t sure what was waiting for her on the other side of the world. Now, after a year and a half in Doha making music at The St. Regis and Kempinski, Gibson is honouring her newfound home through her art, with a homegrown music video for her song ‘Where I Belong’. ILQ sits down with the talented songstress to go behind-the-scenes. 

EDM - Three letters that define today's musical era

Traditionally played in nightclubs, raves, and festivals, discover how Electronic Dance Music or simply EDM grew from a small, cult following into this global phenomenon we feel today.


ILQ Picks: Songs of the Season

We gathered the coolest and most refreshing tunes of this summer. Here are the current top 10 English hits!

Hamad International Airport gets an Official Theme Song

Dana Alfardan, a distinguished Qatari composer and songwriter, was recently recognised at the HIA Airport Stakeholders Appreciation Dinner, held June 13, 2016 at The St.Regis Doha, with the announcement that her song, ‘The Beginning’ will be Hamad International Airport’s (HIA) official theme music.

Check out the list of events happening in Qatar this week

The summer months in Qatar can seem to be a little slow, but ILQ is always there to jazz up your life. Check out our list of events for the week and get busy!

UB40 Live in Doha - Tickets here

Intercontinental, Doha
13 May / 8:00 pm

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