Alissa overbooked after the war
Lebanese singer Alissa has resumed performing now that the war has ended between Lebanon and Israel, already holding concerts in Paris and Jordan.
The singer is scheduled to appear as a guest, along with a number of prominent figures from the Arab world on the program that will launch the new satellite television channel “Alaan” (Now) in Dubai.
Alissa will then head to Libya to give a performance to celebrate a national holiday. She is also in the process of preparing to shoot new television commercials for Lux soap products and Coram watches.
Director Salim Turk nearly finished with the production of Alissa’s upcoming music video “Lao Ta’rafooh” (If You Knew Him), scheduled to air on ‘Rotana’s’ music channel.
Alissa participated in the Paris Fashion Week upon a personal invitation from the Dior House of Fashion, before the war with Israel. Alissa wore an exquisite gown by Dior and gave a special interview to French channel TV 5.
A dinner was held in Alissa’s honor and was attended by VIPs from the Dior House of Fashion in the Middle East and Paris, in addition to a number of international celebrities like actors Liv Taylor and Drew Barrymore. According to the London based Elaph, the singer also took advantage of her stay in Paris by attending a fashion show for well-known Lebanese designer Elie Saab.
On a different note, Alissa has denied circulating rumors that she was banned from performing in Egypt for not paying concert fees for a recent performance.
Rumors claim the Head of the Egyptian Musician Association, Hassan Abu Sou'od, threatened to ban Alissa, along with Egyptian singers Dolly Shahin and Jad Shweiri from performing in Egypt.
The threat came after the three singers allegedly held a private wedding concert and did not pay fees owed to the association, about 10 thousand Egyptian pounds each.
Hassan said that the three singers will not be permitted to perform in Egypt until they pay the required fees. Alissa received 35,000 US dollars, Jad 30,000, and Dolly 25,000 for the performance.
Alissa said that she is not obligated to pay any fees for her performances in Egypt, arguing it is the concert sponsor’s responsibility.