Majeda Al Roumi Makes Peace with Her Algerian Fans
Lebanese singer Majeda Al Roumi will perform a concert on Sunday at Bab Al Zuwar University, to be her second concert in Algeria during the last four days, according to the Algerian press.
Last Thursday, Al Roumi, who is the first Arab FAO ambassador, performed a concert in the Algerian city of Werigla (800 kilometers east of the Algerian capital), which was attended by high-ranked officials and diplomats as well as the widow of late Algerian president Houari Boumediene.
The Lebanese singer has been invited by the Algerian National Youth Union to participate in the International Forum of Houari Boumediene which has been held yearly since 1990.
However, last August, Roumi performed a concert in Algeria, but she left angry before the end of the concert. She was spurred to disguise herself in order to escape crowds and chaos around her during a concert at the concluding ceremony of the international youth festival in Algeria, the London-based daily Al Hayat said.
Algerian TV interrupted the airing of the program due to the bad sound system, frequent blackouts and a lack of shelter from rain that fell on the audience on the campus of Houari Boumediene University for Science and Technology.
Roumi could not hide her anger at the confusion, which erupted everywhere, particularly in view of the power failure, and the behavior of people who threw fireworks at the stage. Thousands of the singer’s admirers were unable to continue attending the concert.
Upon her arrival at Houari Boumediene international airport to perform the ill-omened concert, the Qatari daily Al Bayan cited Roumi as saying, “I have come to Algeria with love and a peace message for all nations.” And she talked about her previous successful visit to Algeria in 1997 and the response of the Algerian people to her at a time when their country was almost isolated due to terrorist attacks and assassination campaigns that led to the deaths of many Algerian artists and scholars. She added that she would never forget that meeting with the Algerian people - Albawaba.com