Nabila Obeid concerned about Sabah
Prominent Egyptian actor Nabila Obeid has expressed grave concern for the wellbeing of Lebanese legend Sabah, among the victims trapped in Lebanon during its war with Israel.
Nabila has been trying to contact Sabah since the Israeli raids began, but has been unable to reach her due to the destruction of the country’s telecommunications system.
According to the London based Elaph, Sabah and Nabila have been close friends since the 1960’s. Nabila is also trying to contact director Simone Asmar, who had sent her an invitation to come to Lebanon. The visit has been cancelled.
A number of Arab artists are trying to contact their friends and colleagues in Lebanon to ensure they are safe from the ongoing strikes, but are unable to reach them.
All music festivals, concerts and entertainment activities in Lebanon have been either cancelled or postponed to unknown dates, until the situation is stable.
The Ba’albak and Baiblos Festivals, along with the play “Sah ElNoum,” starring Lebanese diva Fairouz were the first major events canceled.
Lebanese and other stars have notified festivals in Jordan and around the Arab world they will not be able to participate.
Most Arab artists have declined to hold performances out of sympathy for suffering Lebanese civilians, while most Lebanese artists are unable to leave the country.