Najwa Karam furious over the banning of her song
The banning of the latest music video for the single “Bukra” (Tomorrow) by prominent Lebanese singer Najwa Karam has lead the singer to fall into a state of utter depression and anger, especially since she had previously vowed to never film any of her songs in the form of video clips.
The Lebanese Censorship Committee for the mere fact that it tackles sensitive political and social issues has banned the singer’s song. Director of the clip revealed that the banning of the song has nothing to do with the censorship in reality, and the order was surely given from a political source.
According to the Saudi based daily, Al Riyadh, it has been argued that the song is a controversial one and tackles political issues that should not be talked about. Director Saeed Marouq stressed that he decision of banning the song is firm and will not be changed, which means it will cost enormous financial losses for him. Saeed added that the clip talks about a humanitarian subject focusing on the financial and economical situation and the problems that occur with the younger generation in Lebanon. Najwa had finished shooting the song under the direction of Saeed and produced by Lebanese TV channel LBC. Date of release was scheduled to be in February and LBC was going to dedicate an entire episode of one of its weekly programs for the new video.
Najwa had vowed never to film any of her songs in the form of a music video, but despite her previous decision, she completed the shooting of a new clip for the new song under the direction of Saeed Al Marouq. Karam was to release the new hit single composed by Wisam Almeer, which tackles the economical and social conditions in Lebanon. The singer did not reveal why she decided to release a single song before launching her album.
Najwa's previous decision of not filming her songs came after the failure of her last music video for the song “Iw’a Itkoun Za’ilit” (I Hope Your are not Upset), which did not witness any interest among viewers or even herself. Najwa recently held two performances in Dubai and Kuwait, which were marked with success. Karam is in the process of preparing for her upcoming album, which is to be produced by Rotana Music Production Company, and has already chosen the songs after holding extensive work sessions with numerous composers and poets. The singer revealed that her new album will be ready for release by spring 2004. –Albawaba.com
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