Majida Al Roumi to sing for children's cancer hospital
Renowned Lebanese singer Majida Al Roumi will travel to Egypt in the upcoming few days to hold a charity concert at the Cairo Opera House. The proceeds of Majida's concert will be donated to the building of a new children's hospital specializing in the treatment of cancer.
According to the London based Elaph, Majida will release a new album in the very near future, which consists of a number of religious songs. The singer also plans to work on releasing a second album that will mark her first release in the past four years. Majida has not yet found a production company to adopt her new album, which she says features classical and modern songs.
On a different note, Al Roumy has been nominated for the leading role in a new French documentary film “Ramad Al Founeesheen” (Ashes of the Phoenicians) produced by the French production company Mita Lapord. The film reveal different civilizations in Lebanon a story retrieved from the literature writings of Father Mansour Libky with the help of Lebanese screenwriter Ameen Ma’louf.
The film, which is almost an hour and a half in length, is to be shot in Lebanon with musical effects by Lebanese Jan Mary Riashi. Majida is currently occupied with a number of French singers preparing a selection of songs she will be performing in the film.
French directors Romald Siora and Valerie Vanspan will direct the film. The documentary will be produced in honor of the Francophonia in Lebanon, which was hosted this year.
Majida Al Roumi is the daughter of singer/ musician Halim Al Roumi, a well-known composer for the Rahbani brothers. Surrounded by artists and musicians ever since her childhood, Majida Al Roumi started singing for family and friends at an early age. Like so many others who are now famous singers, she had her breakthrough in Studio Al Fan in 1974 – Albawaba.com
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