Assi Hilani’s dream of Carthage comes true
Lebanese singer Assi Hilani recently held an unforgettable performance at the Carthage Festival in Tunisia, which witnessed an audience of over 12 thousand. The singer sung a collection of his new songs from his latest album “Fursit Omir” (A Chance of a Lifetime), in addition to a song dedicated especially to the people of Tunisia under the title “Carthage my Precious Dream".
According to the UAE based daily, Al Bayan, Assi’s performance was very successful with the audience singing along and dancing throughout the night. The singer had wanted to dedicate a special song in order to show his love and appreciation to his Tunisian fans.
Hilani had recently released his latest album in Egypt since it is where he as a singer was first introduced to the music world. The singer stressed that if it wasn’t for Egypt and its people who would not be where he is today, and so he prefers to release any new album from this country to show his appreciation.
Assi denied previous rumors that he refuses to hold performances on Egyptian satellite TV, saying that he is ready to accept any invitation to sing for the Egyptian people. Assi added that last year alone he held over 100 performances at different occasions and festivals around Egypt.
Assi had previously announced that he expects his new album to find success due to the fact that it is diverse in terms of style and selection of songs. Today, the singer will hold a live concert in Egypt in celebration of the new release. The singer will perform a number of his new songs to the Egyptian audience that holds a special appreciation for his music.
The new summer release hit stores on July 21, 2003 witnessing record breaking sales in a number of Arab countries. His new album is a collection of 12 new songs sung in the Lebanese and Bedouin accents, a style that the singer had refrained from singing in his previous album. Assi stressed that his release is revolutionary in the type of music it contains. The singer is sure that the songs chosen for the album will prove to be a big success among his viewers, in which he used modernized musical and singing techniques. –Albawaba.com