Amr Diab’s new album to cost over 10 million Egyptian pounds
Egyptian singer Amr Diab has agreed with director Sharif Sabri to begin shooting the music video for his newest release "Alim Albi El Gharam” (Teach My Heart to Love) which is also the title for his album that will be out this month. Amr had already begun to shoot scenes in a number of historical and tourist areas but decided at last minute that he wants a totally new style of music videos and decided to shoot the clip allover.
According to the UAE based daily, Al Bayan, Amr had announced that the making of the album cost over 10 million Egyptian pounds. Rumors had it that out of the 10 million Egyptian pounds 8 of were paid to Diab. The remaining 2 million went into the cost of shooting a music videos and wages for the writers and composers, recording, and advertising. “Alim Albi Al Gharam” is the main song in the album and was written by two poets, Baha Al Din and Mohammad Walid Jalal, and composed by himself alongside prominent composer Khaled Izz.
On a lighter note, Amr had just returned from a vacation he was on with his family during the New Year celebration. He will begin working on a new movie, which he preferred to keep the details till a later time.
Amr revealed that the new music video is sure to surprise viewers in the form of shooting and places of the scenes. English director Stewart and Egyptian director Sherif Sabri are the two candidates chosen to direct his clips.
Amr delayed the release of his upcoming album, which he provides a type of modern music blended with original eastern music. His new album will feature al Mizmar (an eastern musical instrument similar to the flute) to the outside world in a modern style particularly after he included the Tabla (drum) in his song Habibi Wala Ala Baloh (My Love is Not Paying Attention). The new album will include music close to Muwashahat (Terza Merza). Diab has been working with poet Ayman Bahgat Amar on his new song Min Haqqi (It is My Right) through which he wants to convey a clear, true and interpretive message that Palestine is an Arab country and Jerusalem is an Arab city and both belong to Arabs.
Amr won two music awards at the World Music Award in Monaco for the top selling song in the Middle East. – Albawaba.com