Pascal Mashaalani adopts the Tunisian folklore
Lebanese singer Pascal Mashaalani began preparations for her upcoming album, which is scheduled to be released this coming June. The album will feature ten songs that vary in composition and style. The most notable composition Pascal has acquired is that from the Tunisian folklore, Egyptian and Lebanese accent, along with songs taken from the Bedouin heritage.
According to the London based daily, Al Sharq Al Awsat, Pascal is hopeful that her new album will be a success, especially due to the fact that she has been away from the scenes for some time. The singer has carefully selected the composers and poets for her album some of who are Tony Abi Karam. Issam Karika, and Munir Abu Yousif.
Two years ago, marked the golden year for the Lebanese singer during which she won the Golden and Platinum CD Prizes from Malaysia when her album "Noor al Shams" (Sun Light) ranked number 1 in sales in Malaysia and neighboring countries. With this winning she marked as the first Arab singer who received an honor from Malaysia.
“After the release of my album Noor al Shams (Sun Light) and its ranking number 1 as the first Arab album in Malaysia, the American Warner Company extended an invitation for me. This has come after the agreement between Warner and Music Master Company, which I deal with to provide the Arab music, access into the markets of the Far East. After my album was released in the Malaysian markets it ranked number 1 in sales. My songs were appealing to the Malaysians the fact that qualified me for the prize,” Mashaalani said.
After 11 years of singing, Mashaalani still remembers her first prize ever won from a Tunisian TV. In 2000, she won an appreciation prize from the Australian Film Award Company in addition to UNICEF Prize at a festival in Oman.
In addition to singing in different Arabic dialects, Mashaalani turned to sing in foreign languages, the Italian language in particular. - Albawaba.com