Nancy Ajram teams up with Al Marouq
Lebanese singer Nancy Ajram is preparing to film a new music video for the song "Ihsas Jadeed" (A New Feeling) from her latest album "Ya Tabtab". Nancy has teamed up with Lebanese director Saeed Al Marouq, marking their first cooperation.
Nancy will hold a performance in Bahrain after a three year absence. Her last performance in Bahrain drew protests by Islamist members of Parliament, demanding that she be banned from the country.
In 2003 riots broke out in Bahrain during a concert held by Nancy. Police arrested dozens of protestors between the ages of 16 and 25, who were demonstrating outside the concert in Manama, after they blocked the streets leading to the concert arena. Reports stated that police used tear gas to subdue the crowd.
Nancy will perform on May 18th alongside a number of Arab singers, part of a series of concerts organized by the Lebanese radio station ‘Saout Al Ghad’ (The Voice of Tomorrow).
Nancy expressed her joy over returning to Bahrain and promised to sing a collection of her most popular hits from her latest album.
Nancy's younger brother Nabil has built a singing career of his own.
He has released his first music video for the song "Baia El Wafa" (Seller of Loyalty), written by Naji Hisham, directed by Jad Sawai, and composed by Nabil.
Nabil cooperated with 'I Production' to create his first clip that tells the story of a young man who is depressed due to his lover's betrayal, currently being aired on satellite music channels.
Nabil started out as a composer and was discovered by Jad, who later became his business manager.
Despite Nancy's stardom, Nabil and Nancy have decided not to work together.
Rumors claim that Nancy' was unmoved by her brother's debut into the music world, although Nancy's business manager Jiji Lamara refused to comment.
Nabil said there is no jealousy between him and his sister, adding that he in no way is dependent on Nancy's success. Competition, and perhaps sibling rivalry, between the two is expected.