Mohammed Munir: Honored in Germany, Harried at Home
Egyptian singer Mohammed Munir will leave for Germany next month to participate in the Koeln Festival with two of his films. Munir will also perform concerts for one week, marking the first time an Arab singer has been honored at the German festival, according to the UAE daily Al Bayan.
Munir’s films, which will be screened on the opening and closing days of the festival, include Al Maseer (Destiny) and Yawm Murr Wa Yawm Hilo (Bitter Day and Sweet Day.)
The Egyptian singer is gearing up to sing at the TV concerts with the help of 11 Russian musicians who will play the violin along with violin players from Germany and France.
He will also sing at a number of concerts in Paris, Marseilles and Leon in the middle of November. The artist will then return to Cairo to shoot the first scenes of his film Meghannawati (Singer), costarring Mariam Nooh and a number of stars.
Clouding the otherwise bright horizon is the fact that Egyptian writer Ahmed Al Mustashar has filed a complaint against Munir with the Egyptian Writers and Composers Association.
Mustashar claims that he has not received royalties for his famous Nubian song Sia Sia, which was sung by Munir. The song represented Egypt internationally and was aired by many countries on the eve of the new millenium - Albawaba.com