Kathem El Saher savior of romance
Iraqi singer Kathem El Shaher recently completed placing the final touches on his upcoming album scheduled for release this month, in order to return to France to be by the side of his mother who is receiving medical treatment. It was revealed that his mother's health is improving gradually and the singer should return to the Middle East in no time with her.
According to the London based Elaph, recently a book has been released in Beirut about Kathem entitled "The Savior of Romance", written by Hala Mohammad as a special gift to the singer and his fans. The singer is scheduled to take part in a number of summer festivals around the Arab world, a tradition he has followed throughout his singing career.
El Saher and British singer Sarah Brightman have recently completed a duet under the title “Intahat El Harb” (War is Over). The singers have come together to show the world that peace can be achieved when the West and East unite.
Kathem has made it a point to sing a number of duets with different Western singers since the US-led war on Iraq began. This new song talks about the aftermath of war and how all sides must work together in building a safe and peaceful world.
Al Saher revealed that he will be heading back home to Iraq after being away for over five years. The singer feels that it is his duty and responsibility to stand by his people and support them in any way he can.
Kathem has made a vow to dedicate his music and life to Iraq. Kathem said that he will return to serve Iraq in any way he can, adding that his people and country need him in their rebuilding process. The singer also stressed that he is against any foreign occupation of Iraq and feels that only Iraqis have the right to rule.
Kathem expressed his joy at returning to the streets where he grew up bringing back all the good memories of the past. He added that he never received any invitation from any opposition party leaders to come to Iraq, stressing that he does not need an invitation to come home.
Kathem stressed that he is a part of Iraq and Iraq is his land, for he is in debt to it for his fame and popularity. He added that he had traveled to the US and held concerts that mostly included national songs about Iraq describing his loyalty to it. One of the songs which he had sung in the US was "Baghdad la Tata'alami" (Baghdad Don't Suffer). In the song, Kathem wanted to show the American public the real image of the Iraqi people which is opposite of what they have learned from false propaganda that shows the Iraqi people as sheep herders with weapons in their hands. Kathem added that this is also the image the West has of all Arabs. –Albawaba.com
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