Diana Haddad goes Italian
Lebanese singer Diana Haddad is currently placing the final details on her upcoming album "Ma Dakahlit Bi Rasi" (You are not in my Head). The singer has revealed that her new album holds many new surprises, in which she has prepared two surprises for her audience. The first surprise Diana has in store for her audience is a song in the Moroccan dialect and a second a Bedouin style song sung in Italian, reported the London based magazine, Laha.
The singer arrived in Lebanon last month to finalize all loose ends to release her album. The singer will remain in Lebanon for some time in order to begin shooting a new music video which she plans to release around the same time as her album. She will be shooting the music video under the direction of her husband, UAE director Suhail Al Abdoul. The album will feature a collection of seven songs, produced by Alam El Phan. The singer has chosen prominent poets and composers from Lebanon, Egypt and the Gulf country, like Salah El Sharnoubi and Imad Shams El Din.
Haddad previously denied rumors of an existing dispute between her and Egyptian folksinger Shabaan Abdul Rahim. Diana said she had never insulted Shabaan publicly and referred to him as a monologist singer, adding that what has been rumored is another attempt by the media to create problems between singers.
Diana stressed that she regards Shabaan as a rising singer who has proven his talent and his courage by singing songs that serve real causes like the Palestinian Intifada (Uprising) and the war on Iraq. The singer also added that Shabaan has become a hot item for media coverage and has been known worldwide for his songs.
Rumors had it that Abdul Rahim had expressed his anger and disappointment towards Diana for discrediting his talent on public television. In a personal interview held with Diana, she said that she does not consider Shabaan a real singer and holds no real talent. She added that her opinion is supported by the fact that the singer's association in Egypt refused to accept Shabaan as a member for he does not hold the needed qualifications.
Shabaan was furious at Diana for her rude remarks, which he felt proved her lack of respect for other singers. He added that it was not right of her to say such things on live TV and by doing this she has forced him to call war on her, adding that he could care less what she has to say for his growing popularity is enough proof of his talent and capability as a singer. –Albawaba.com
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