Amr Diab changes new look
Audience present at concert in Dubai were in shock when Egyptian singer Amr Diab appeared on stage in a new look different from the one on the cover of his latest album "Alim Albi Al Gharam" (Teach My Heat To Love). The long reddish hair look that was on the cover of his new album was changed due to the singer's attending Umr (Muslim Pilgrimage), in which most men shave their heads after completing.
The London based daily, Al Quds Al Arabi, reported that Amr will be holding a concert at the Hello February Festival in Kuwait this week alongside Lebanese singer Alissa and Kuwaiti singer Nawal.
Amr's latest album features twelve songs, which were written by a number of prominent poets. The new album features Amr in a new look and music styles. He combined Tango, Jazz, Techno, and eastern genres all in one.
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 shot in London and will be launched on Alam Al Fan's new Mazzika TV channel. The song is written by two poets, Baha Al Din and Mohammad Walid Jalal, and composed by himself alongside prominent composer Khaled Izz.
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. –Albawaba.com
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