It’s a collaboration which should unite the East and West through music but instead it’s dividing men and women in Saudi Arabia.
US hip hop artist Nelly and Algerian singer Cheb Khaled are scheduled to perform a concert in Jeddah on 14 December.
But the event is open to men only and although the response has been overwhelmingly positive, some women in the country are angry.
On social media they questioned why they were being excluded from the concert organised by the Saudi privately-owned TV channel MBC Action and supported by Saudi Arabia’s General Entertainment Authority.
نجم الراب العالمي نيلي وملك الرآي الشاب خالد في مدينة الملك عبد الله الاقتصادية في 14 ديسمبر
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— MBC Action (@mbcaction) November 17, 2017
Source: BBC News