Saudi Arabia grooves to a new beat as entertainment opens up

music-concert-in-saudinews54sf5fs65With pumping hip hop beats and electrifying dancers, Saudi Arabia has launched what’s being hailed as an entertainment revolution for the conservative kingdom, which usually tightly restricts music, dance and theatre.
Hundreds of men and women, side-by-side, hooted their appreciation and clapped to the beat as New York-based theatrical group iLuminate took to the stage in Riyadh on Thursday evening.