Najwa Karam sets date for release
Lebanese singer Najwa Karam has announced that she has finally decided on a release date for her upcoming album "Leah Imghair" (Why are you Changed) to be on June 24, 2004. The album is to be produced by Rotana Production Company and will feature seven songs.
Najwa is also scheduled to hold a number of concerts throughout the Arab world starting off with Lebanon. It has been revealed that the singer may also take part in the annual Carthage festival in Tunisia. Upon her return from a tour around the United States of America and Canada Lebanese singer Najwa Karam finalized the recording of all the songs for her upcoming album.
Rotana will hold Najwa guest on one of its programs "Ma Hubi" (With My Love) to talk about her new album, in which she worked with some of the most prominent poets and composers. The singer is already scheduled to hold a number of concerts around the Arab world during the summer season, in addition to taking part in different music festivals, reported the London based Elaph.
Recently, the Lebanese Public Security department, which had forbidden the airing of the latest music video by Karam, had finally backed off its previous decision and allowed the clip to be aired. It was revealed that one of the main reasons the video was banned is due to the fact that it featured actual events like protests, which was thought to be too provoking.
Public security officials requested that the clip be altered by the director in order to obtain permission for broadcasting. The Lebanese Broadcasting Company (LBC) satellite channel aired the music video after the alterations are made.
The banning of the latest music video for the single “Bukra” (Tomorrow) by 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. –Albawaba.com
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