Marcel Khalifa Sings in Muscat, Tells His Story with Lute
Lebanese singer Marcel Khalifa performed a concert in the Omani capital Muscat which he dedicated to Palestine, Arab Jerusalem, liberated south Lebanon, children, martyrs and those who are still resisting the Israeli enemy, according to the daily al Hayat.
“We want to liberate ourselves, countries and minds in order to live our life with pride. Our meeting, writing and singing reiterates the importance of these activities,” Khalifa told the audience at the historical Flaij Fortress Theater near Muscat.
He added, “let our meeting be open to dialogue on creativity and ideas. We need this at this time during which collapses are mixed with mysterious deliveries but we will never stop dreaming despite our repeated failures.”
Khalifa played musical pieces and sang Arabic poems not only for the Omani audience but also for his Arabic audience as a whole. “I become delighted with poem and music together and I search for new music and rhythm that makes songs the bread of words and poetry the land of cadences,” said Khalifa.
In a written statement he distributed before the first concert, Khalifa recalled his past and musical career beginning with the Lute to date. During this period he produced many musical works the latest of which were Li Arbaat Aa’wad (For Four Lutes), Tahalil al Sharq (Acclaims of the East), Retune Symphony, al Samaa, al Jasad (Body) and concerto al Andalos which will be released after one month.
“I wrote to see and if I manage to let others see I will achieve the goal of writing. With this I have created a means for continuity with everybody and with music I attempt to eliminate the conditions that lead to despair,” said Khalifa -- Albawaba.com