Kathem El S prepares big surprises for his fans
Prominent Iraqi singer Kathem El Saher is in the process of preparing for the recording of his new musical album, which will include many surprises. One of the surprises of the album is a change in Kathem’s style of singing as he attributes a Lebanese accent for some of the songs. Kathem is currently working with a group of some of the most prominent poets.
According to the London based Elaph, El Saher intends on participating in the Dubai Shopping Festival. Kathem will take part in the Dubai Nights music festival after which he will head off to Qatar to participate in the Fifth annual Song Festival, scheduled to begin on February 2, 2004.
Kathem’s future project is shooting the video clip for his new song “Taqouleen Alhawa”, which was written by prominent Lebanese poet Nizar Qabbani and will be directed by Mohsen Ahmad. The video clip is to be shot between Cairo and Sharm El Sheikh – Egypt, in addition to filming a second song “Hiwar Alnafs” and will be directed by Hassan Du'aibes.
El Saher expressed his deep feelings of appreciation towards his Arab Fans after his song “Hal Indaki Shakk” (Do You Have a Doubt?), was rated number one in a poll done by both BBC Arabic, and the Tunisian youth radio.
The Marrakech Golden Music Awards festival, which took place in Beirut-Lebanon, chose El Saher as the Number One Male Arab Singer. The singer did not make it to the big event to receive his award because he was mourning the loss of Tunisian singer Thikra, who passed away late last week after being assassinated by her husband, in addition to the death of poet Talal Al Rasheed.
Kathem had worked with Talal on several occasions and his death was a major shock that left him in a state of depression. El Saher has turned down an offer to star in the new Palestinian film “Nidal” (Struggle), stressing that he does not intend on entering the acting world at the present time. Despite his refusal, Kathem announced that he is willing to provide the music for the soundtrack of the film without charge.
The director of the film, Jihad Al Sharqawi, had nominated Kathem for the role of a singer who through his music that depicts the struggle of the Palestinians was able to gain so much love and popularity from people. Through the course of events, the singer disappears after the death of his love by the hands of Israelis and then returns at the end to sing a song for the martyrs. –Albawaba.com
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