After five years, Najwa Karam is Al Asmar’s guest
Lebanese singer Najwa Karam will be a guest on the new show “5 Stars Channel” which is aired on Rotana music satellite channel with famous host Hala Sarhan. Despite the disputes between Najwa and producer of the show Lebanese Simone Asmar that have been going on for the past five years, Simone had agreed to have Karam on the show on one condition, that all arrangements for the episode will be done without having him meet the singer.
Through an interview with “Al Jaras” (The Bell) magazine, Al Asmar says that Karam had demanded some alterations with regards to the show in order to accept her invitation as a guest. Al Asmar was disturbed because he states that he doesn’t know who is more important Najwa Karam or television.
Al Asmar went on to say that the show should not be changed according to each guest’s needs, even though that many alterations were actually made on episodes featuring Kathem El Saher, Muhammad Abdoh and Nawal Al Zoghbi, all of who had refused to go with the plan of the show unless their demands were met.
During Karam’s episode a duet between her and Lebanese singer Melhim Barakat will be featured for the first time. The duet is called “Belsanah” (During A Year) for the poet Nizar Francis who also composed the song himself.
According to the London daily Elaph, Najwa was scheduled to have a concert with Barakat at the Metropolitan Hotel in Lebanon, but due to certain circumstances Barakat had to postpone.