Alissa holds her first concert in Syria ever
Lebanese singer Alissa has just held a concert in Syria for the first time in her career with singer Wadah Shalaby. According to the London based Elaph, the two sang “Bitgheeb Bitrouh” (You Disappear and Leave) as a duet, which was originally sung with Lebanese singer Ragheb Alameh.
The streets of Syria were filled with flyers and banners on every corner announcing the big event, which proved to be a huge success. Alissa expressed her joy at the way she was accepted by her Syrian audience, now regrets not performing in Syria before.
Lebanese singer Alissa released her third album entitled Aishalak (I live for you) after a two-year sabbatical with no releases. Alissa reiterated that anybody who would listen to her voice in the her album will find it different from the other two albums, (“Biddy Doub” (I want to Melt) in 1998, and “Akherta Ma’ak” (What Next) in 2000.
Her music video for “Aishalak” was recorded in Paris under the direction of Gabrice Baghoti with Christian Dior House sponsoring her wardrobe in the clip. Alissa feels proud to be the first Arab artist to wears costumes from Christian Dior, which designs the wardrobes of renowned stars including Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman and Sharon Stone.
Alissa has recently made a new step towards international status as she recorded a song along with the international star Chris Burgh entitled “Lebanese Nights” (sung in Arabic and English. The song written, composed and remade by De Burgh, who wrote and composed the song, said he got his inspiration from his last visit to Lebanon.
The song was produced by Chris Porter, a prominent producer for leading stars including George Michael, and recorded at Chris Porter Studios in Salisbury in Britain. It will be released in Burgh’s album during next August. –Albawaba.com