Singer Loulwa Al Sharif made history by being the first female Saudi singer to perform at a public concert in Saudi Arabia
30 April 2018| Last updated on 30 April 2018
Live performances and music in shops and restaurants have until very recently been banned in Saudi Arabia and not even to mention the thought of a woman getting up on stage to perform in the Kingdom! This long-held ‘tradition’ has however recently been broken after female Saudi singer, Loulwa Al Sharif, got onto a stage at a public concert held Jeddah.
Loulwa was the first female Saudi singer who officially received approval by the General Entertainment of Authority to sing at public concerts. The crowd couldn’t get enough of the Soul, Blues and Jazz singer as she performed covers from the likes of Frank Sinatra, Eric Clapton, Santana and Adele. After her last song the crowd even asked for more and continued with Nat King Cole’s “LOVE” and Santana’s “Black Magic Woman.”