Jarash Festival adds Nancy Ajram to its list of summer surprises
It is officially confirmed by the organizers of the Jordanian Jarash Summer Festival the Lebanese singer Nancy Ajram will be part of this year’s stars lineup. The singer is scheduled to hold her concert on August 8, 2003 as stated in the joint agreement between Nancy and the organizers.
According to the London based Elaph, Jiji Lamara, who is Nancy’s business manager, signed the contract on June 17, 2003 in Amman, saying that the festival will surely add to Nancy’s rapidly growing fame. Jiji added that the singer already holds huge popularity in Jordan, which in turn assures that her concert will prove to be a success.
During a short visit to Kuwait, to hold concerts, Ajram took advantage of her short stay and held a press conference with the Kuwaiti press and answered all their questions. Nancy at first expressed her joy at having the chance to sing in Kuwait and meet its people, adding that the Lebanese and Kuwaitis have always shared good relations.
Nancy also talked about the latest decision by the Egyptian parliament, which called for a ban of her music. Nancy stressed that their decision does not affect her in any way especially since she has not seen any implementation of the decision in addition to the fact that she already reached the hearts of the Egyptian people.
Nancy also commented on the fact that she is accused of being too seductive in her music videos, saying that every generation introduces something new to the audience and what ever the style is as long as the audience accepts it then it’s a success.
An official request by the Egyptian Parliament had been released demanding the ban of Ajram’s songs. The Parliament has ordered that all satellite and local TV stations stop the airing of Nancy’s songs, especially “Akhasmak Aah” (I’ll Upset You Yes), due to the nature of its content and the manner in which the music video is shot.
It was stated that these kinds of songs are not suitable for an Arab audience and should not be allowed to be broadcasted. The music video for the song “Akhasmak Aah” is too demeaning and does not respect the traditional Eastern values for the fact that it is filmed inside a bar and the singer undergoes dirty dancing in an attempt to seduce the male customers.
Parliament officials said that Nancy shows no form of respect for the viewers when she displays such work. It was mentioned that all necessary actions will be taken to ensure that Nancy’s music is not aired and anyone who does not abide will be faced with legal prosecution. –Albawaba.com
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