Haifa Wahbi turns Carthage Festival into a mockery
Among the many big names in Rotana's singers list taking part in the Tunisian summer annual festival Carthage, Lebanese singer Haifa Wahbi was chosen to participate with what they insist to call singing concerts.
Haifa’s concert was divided into two parts; the first part started with Lebanese singer Yuri Mra'adi who was wearing black boots and showed up with a new western look. Yuri started shouting and running on the stage expecting the audience to react with him but he was faced with complete serenity.
The second part of the concert was for Rotana's singer Haifa who danced throughout the performance moving every possible part of her body including parts that have no muscles in them. Haifa shifted from singing to dancing to throwing the roses to the fans then laughing to her fans.
The night of Haifa’s performance was a failure and the proof was the audience who did not exceed 200. From the performance of the two singers, whose style does not match the taste of the audience, proved great failure and dissatisfaction.
A siege was forced around the filming scene in Cairo of the new video clip for Haifa, which is directed by Hadi Bagouri, marking their first cooperation together. The idea of the new clip is a combination of three songs from Haifa’s upcoming album in one song. Haifa is going to sing one part of each song and then the three songs will be mixed in one video clip.
Haifa is positive of the success her new video will find, especially since she is introducing a new theme that was never introduced by any other singer. The idea behind the video is merging more than one song together at once, in each presenting a theme. One of the songs, Haifa will appear as Egypt’s most popular seductive actress Hind Rustom. Haifa will look exactly like the late actress in her film “Bab Al Hadid” (Iron Door), in which starred in alongside late prominent actor Fareed Shawki. The three songs are [Ragab, Ba3ed Eih, 3la Eih], Haifa attempts to perform the role of [Hanoumah] in one of the scenes, which was done by the Hind Rustom.
Big amounts of money were dedicated to do Haifa's video clip, a big set was built to match the decoration that was used in the movie [Bab al-Hadid]. Director Hadi Bagouri is going to appear in the clip in addition to his job as director
Haifa also performed two other personalities in the clip; the first is a fish vendor but people think that the idea is taken from the Egyptian movie [Shader al-Samak] and the role was done by Egyptian actress Nabila Obeid. The second character was a model and the designs for this scene were done by Shireen Hijazi.
Haifa cooperated for the first time with beautician Fabine Khouri after working with Bassam Fatouh for a long time. This change was because Bassam was very busy in another work in Saudi Arabia and he was the one to recommend Fabine to Haifa. Critics say that Haifa headed to Cairo because she wanted to compete with Nancy Ajram for the Egyptian fans. –Albawaba.com
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