Saudi Arabia Finally Hosts Its First-Ever Concert by a Female Performer

Saudi Arabia Finally Hosts Its First-Ever Concert by a Female PerformerThousands of young women cheered and rose in a standing ovation at the first public concert performed by a female singer in Saudi Arabia.

Some took off their abayas — the loose-fitting, full-length robes local women are required to wear in public — allowing their hair to hang loose.

Others danced to renditions of Whitney Houston and Celine Dion tunes as well as Arab classics. Many of the well-heeled young women held up their smartphones to film the spectacle.Saudi Arabia Finally Hosts Its First-Ever Concert by a Female Performer