Katia Harb turns Egyptian for the first time in new album
Lebanese singer Katia Harb has gained popularity and fame throughout the past eight years, which marks the time of her singing career, by singing songs in the Lebanese accent, Khaleeji (Gulf), as well as in foreign languages. The singer has revealed that her upcoming album will be sung mainly in the Egyptian accent a decision she made after participating in the operetta "Kulna Binkamil Ba'id" (We All Complete Eachother) at the Cairo Opera House in Egypt alongside a large number of singers.
According to the London based daily, Al Sharq Al Awsat, Katia was especially nominated by the organizers of the operetta to represent the Lebanese voice. Katia expressed that this was a first time experience for her to take part in an operetta alongside many well-known singers in the Arab world. She added that she felt a sense of pride joining her voice with that of so many Arabs singing for the sake of one cause, Arab unity.
Katia revealed that she will release her fourth album this spring sung mainly in the Egyptian accent, a first time experience for her. The album's songs are written by poet Bahjat Amar and composed by Amro Mustafa.
Arab singers held the operetta to show their support for the Iraqi and Palestinian people in their times of suffering. The singers called on Arab leaders to stand by Iraq and Palestine and unite as one. The operetta originally written by Hilim Baker, was sung at the Cairo Opera House. Raja Bil Maleeh, Thikra, Ameerah, Arkan Foad, Nadia Mostafa were among the many singers who took part in it.
Harb denied rumors circulating in early January of this year of any recent engagement while in the US on tour alongside Egyptian singer Ehab Tawfic. For her part, Harb expressed her disturbance towards the rumors that are affecting her personal life saying that they hold no truth to them and are a failed attempt to defame her in addition to the fact that she did not get a divorce from her husband a matter, which would make any news of a recent engagement invalid. The singer announced that she is happily married and the thought of divorce would never cross her mind.
Harb, who is lately known as the James bond girl for her new look in the latest music video "Ma fina" (We Can't), has received several invitations from the Arab community in the US. She finally accepted the invitations and arranged visits to six US states, some of which are Michigan, Houston and Atlantic City.
Shooting “Ma Fina” song, written by Talaal Haidar and composed by Ghi Manukyan, the James Bond Girl has twisted her leg jumping from a high wall down to the ground. The music video has demanded a lot of physical power from Harb and was an adventurous one.
The Golden medal graduate of 'Studio al Fan' will be working on her new album which is expected to carry a new style for Harb and will include several poets and composers from Egypt and Lebanon, such as Amr Mustafa, Aiman Bahgat, Waleed Sa’d, Marwan Khoury and many others. - Albawaba.com
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