Mohammed Muneer vows to keep on singing
Prominent Egyptian singer Mohammad Muneer has announced that he will never stop singing because he is not singing for a specific individual or power. He added that he sings for his fans that trust him and eagerly await for his musical albums.
According to the UAE based daily Al Bayan, Muneer says that a song starts as a dream and the artist translate it into words and brings it to life. He started singing Nubian tunes and then evolved until he climbed up to the peak and began having many fans among cultured and high class people.
"Freedom is not a glimmering word that we use, its actual acts and behavior that we see in our own daily life." Muneer explained. Muneer is currently working on his new musical album, adding that he is going to sing old songs for the late singer Mohammed Taha. He explains that signing old songs is like rediscovering old treasures and it reconnects people with their traditions and history.
Muneer has his own style in singing which is not matched by any other singer or style that we know. He is so unique that you cannot find any resemblance between him and any other singer. Muneer sang old songs that all Arabs used to hear them all the time, but when he did them they did not look like any thing heard before. He creates his own influence on the song that makes it seem that one is hearing it for the first time. Mohammed is a new phenomenon in the world of Arab singing, and has decided to create his own school of singing matching the great school of the Lebanese Rahbani brothers with Fairouz.
Recently, a drunken man managed to pass through security guards and get on the stage while Muneer was singing and started punching him while knocking him face down to the ground. A state of panic went through the audience while security managed to arrest the doer and dragged him to the police station.
The incident took place on April 30, 2004 while Munir was holding a concert at the pyramids part of a promotional campaign for Egypt to host the 2010 soccer Tournament. Sources revealed that the man ,who jumped all of a sudden onto the stage and started beating up the singer, was drunk and said that he loved Mohammed Muneer and his intentions were to kiss him. The man was bailed out later and was accused of drinking in public place after Muneer refused to file charges and accuse him of assault. – Albawaba.com
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