Arab singers continue getting their voices heard, despite Ramadan’s musical “Vacuum”
A variety of shows from drama, comedy, history, and religion conquer the screens of all homes. Some of the most noted actors will take up new roles and appear like we have never seen them before to prove to their viewers their talents in acting. But, best-acting roles is not the only competition going on this Ramdan over the silver screen, the other competition going on is for best voice and song in drama a series.
Since most singers take time off from their careers in Ramadan to dedicate their time to worship, and TV channels basically do not air any musical entertainment, the Arabic music world experiences a lack of exposure.
According to the Egyptian daily, Al Akhbar, some singers have found a way to continue being in the limelight and getting a piece of the pie through singing the main songs for the Ramadan TV series. The daily, reported that most singers who sang the opening songs for most dramas believe that this way they will not be neglected, and will be able to share some of the action and exposure.
Egyptian singer Hisham Abbas, sang the opening song for the drama series “Ameera Fi Abdeen” (Ameera in Abdeen). “Qasem Amin’s” song was given to Syrian singer Asalah Nasri. “Juha Al Masri” (The Egyptian Juha) was sung by Midhat Saleh, and “Imam Al Du’aa” (biography of the Islamic Imam Sha’rawi) by Mohammad Foad. Egyptian singer Eman Bahir Darwish sang the song for “Tahalqat Al Tuyoor Nahwa Al Sharq” (Birds flew near the East). Sameer Ghanem’s daughter Dina, who is making her debut this year, sang the opening song for the drama series “Zaman Emad El Din” (Emad El Din’s Era).
Over twenty Arab television stations bought rights to air Egyptian shows and series profiting a 100 million Egyptian pounds (equivalent to 21, 586,616 US dollars) for the Egyptian Production Company. Over 13 drama series for the month of Ramadan with a budget reaching almost 60 million Egyptian pounds have been created. This year has so far proved to be a success for the Production Company with profits covering most costs for any work made. –Albawaba.com
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