Latifa committed to be a singer and not a satellite star
Tunisian singer Latifa does not consider herself a singer that belongs to one nationality, but rather an Arab singer who does not recognize boundaries between Arab countries. She is one of the rare singers who believe that they have a cause in life and that the artist should be a major tool to form the general Arab conscious. Latifa has her own points of view about political issues in the region.
According to the London based daily, Dar Alhayat, Latifa revealed that she thinks America will not leave other nations to live in peace until it steals all their natural resources. Latifa added "I'm afraid there will be time when America considers the olive and orange trees weapons of mass destruction."
With regards to her political point of view, she accepted to participate in the Mansour Rahbani play “Hokm el Ri’yan”. What made the play different was that Latifa offered more of her personality to the work and succeeded in adding her own soul to the role, the thing that other great singers were not able to do when dealing with any of the Rahbanis.
The play was a great success but Latifa did not agree with critics who said that Latifa was the key for the success of the play, adding that the play was going to succeed even if she did not participate in it but her role added a bit of vitality to the work.
Latifa added that she is wiling to do more plays if they are at the same level of the Rahbani School in theatre, and added that the next target in theatre will be acting beside Mohammed Subhi.
Latifa concluded by saying that she is proud of her success away from Satellite channels which depends on revealing body parts of female singers, adding that national and patriotic songs are still being heard and people still like to hear them.
Latifa has recently announced that she is on a hunger strike “Empty Stomach” in protest to the appalling and inhuman prison conditions of Palestinian inmates inside Israeli prisons. The singer called on all singers and other representatives from the entertainment world to join her even if it was for only one day.
Latifa stressed that she honored to join this campaign even if its just showing solidarity to the brave Palestinian soldiers. She added that the more people who join the campaign the more effect they will have on different international organizations.
Palestinians representing different Islamic and national factions and powers began an open-ended hunger strike in solidarity with thousands of hunger striking prisoners in Israeli jails since earlier this month. The group of hunger strikers has been mounting reaching thousands of people around the world. -Albawaba.com
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