Majida Al Roumi urges Arab artists to unite and give support to the Iraqi people
"I call on all Arab artists to unite and give support to the suffering Iraqi people", said renowned Lebanese singer Majida Al Roumi after holding a charity concert in Cairo. The singer expressed that this is the main message all Arabs should convey by holding concerts in times of war to show the world the true suffering the Iraqi people are undergoing, and in order to bring to life the idea of Arab solidarity.
According to the Egyptian based daily, Al Ahram, Majda said that she had previously sung for Lebanon, Kuwait, Algeria, Palestine and most recently Iraq in their times of war, to express her support and compassion.
The singer added that Egypt has always been the first in line among other Arab states to call for peace and security. Majida noted that she never feels like a stranger while in Egypt, for its people make you feel at home and part of them.
Majida was in Egypt, where she held charity concert at the Cairo Opera House, of which part of the proceeds were donated to the building of a new children's hospital specializing in the treatment of cancer.
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, 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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