Nelly Maqdesi: I like subtle interpretive, not exciting dancing
Nelly Maqdesi, the youngest singer in Lebanon debuted in her album Shouf Hal Ein (see this eye) which includes 10 songs of nomadic cool nature in a spoken dialect.
She has filmed two songs as video clip and performed many concerts in Syria and Lebanon and sang in a number of American cities and London in addition to participating in Dubai TV features.
“The audience acclaimed the nomadic type songs and thus I decided that my first album would belong to this genre and come out in the spoken dialect. But I will try to offer diversified songs such as the romantic songs with some of these in the Egyptian dialect for its easy and smooth statements,” Maqdesi told the UAE daily al Bayan.
She reiterated that she wouldn’t offer anything but sober and beautiful songs. “I will sing in the Upper Egypt dialect which is close to the nomadic dialect because my voice has been characterized with the eastern performance and does not resemble other voices. Elias Rahabani promised me with some cadences and Milhem Barakat also promised me during Dubai’s concerts with some eastern and classical cadences like his romantic and successful style,” added Maqdesi.
The young singer said, “In fact I want to learn and read something to become intellectual. I have learnt how to play violin and try to study music art particularly in Egypt, which I liked. Because I want to achieve a status, I perceive singing as a serious art that is distanced from financial gains, which come later. What is required now is to focus on the sincerity of feelings because what comes out of the heart reaches people quickly.”
“I am with dancing on the stage provided it is subtle interpretive rather than exciting. When the audience sing or dance with the singer in a concert, the latter should not stand impassive as the audience may not interact with him again,” said Maqdesi -- Albawaba.com