Nawal and Majed glowed at Carthage
A very successful performance was held by Lebanese singer Nawal Al Zoughbi and Majed Al Muhandis. The large numbers of fans who were present was not expected and Al Muhandis was rewarded for standing for the first time at the Carthage stages.
There was a great interaction between Al Muhandis and his fans. He was surprised to know that they have memorized his songs and they were singing along. Al Muhandis forgot himself while standing and singing on stage, where he exceeded his time and kept on singing. His manager and some people from the production and musical company Rotana had to go up to make him stop singing in order to make way for Nawal.
According to the London daily Elaph, it did not seem like it was seven years since Nawal sang at Carthage, because fans were interacting with her and she sang like a butterfly. The fans had memorized all her songs from the past and the present. Nawal got back her glow after being away for sometime. She has proven herself to be one of the real singers from Lebanon. Nawal doesn’t compare to those who have entered the music business who have no talent except to sing almost nude using their bodies to sell their songs.
The concert, which was aired on the music channel Rotana, was very intriguing, yet that was not the case behind the scenes. Journalists were treated rudely by the bodyguards and were not able to enter behind the scenes to see the preparation of the singer, yet Rotana was held responsible for not letting them enter.
The journalists were seated faraway from the singer, where people at home were able to see what the journalist couldn’t see. Tunisian journalist blamed Rotana for this reaction since the relationship between the two isn’t very good.
On the other hand Rotana defended itself by stating if they had that kind of power they would have stopped the Tunisian Television from entering and recording the concert since their contract with Carthage Festival gives them the right that only Rotana could televise the concert.
The journalists are badly treated and it is not Rotana’s fault, on the contrary, the security at the Carthage Festival is the one who mistreated them. They are given back seats, where they can’t see the singers and the reaction of their fans up close to be able to better comment on the concerts in their newspapers.