Pascal Mashaalani to sing in Kuwait despite strong Islamists opposition
Kuwaiti Minister of Information Ahmad Abu Al Hassan has announced that he has once and for all put an end to the disputes that rose over the participation of Lebanese singer Pascal Mashalaani disregarding the complaints filed by Islamist members of Parliament. Ahmad stressed that Pascal will hold her scheduled performance during the Eid Holiday (Muslim Holiday after Ramadan), and he will ensure that all goes according to plans.
According to the Kuwaiti based daily, Al Qabas, Ahmad added that there will be no interference in Pascal's concert and that Kuwaiti law does not forbid people to hold entertainment performances and sing. It was also noted that Pascal will get her chance to sing as was the case with other singers who recently held concerts in Kuwait.
A number of Kuwaiti Islamist have called on government officials to interfere in stopping the occurrence of musical concert to be held by Mashaalani scheduled to take place this month. Islamists have expressed their anger towards the Minister of Information for allowing such entertainment activities to take place in such a critical period of time.
It was stressed that the opposition has occurred due to the fact that Kuwait is still taking in martyrs that fell victims of the Iraqi war. Islamists added that how can entertainment activities take place in Kuwait at a time when the fate of so many Kuwaitis, who were taken captives during the 1990 Gulf War, is still unknown.
The past eleven years have witnessed on-going success for Pascal, and proven that she deserves to be considered one of the top Arab singers of our time. The singer’s latest album “Shu I’miltilak Ana” (What Did I Do For You), her first produced under Rotana Music Production Company, has witnessed significant success, in which the singer stresses that she feels it is her best since the start of her career.
Pascal revealed in a personal interview that she has received an offer to star in a new Bedouin TV drama series and is currently reading the script, implying she has given her initial acceptance. The singer added that she will not be revealing any details regarding the new series preferring to keep it a secret and surprise her audience with it once it is aired.
On a different note, Mashaalani has for the first time publicly announced that she will tie the knot in the very near future and marry the man she is involved with. The singer has stressed that all previous rumors that have been circulating about her marrying men of different nationalities are all untrue.
Pascal revealed that she will not reveal the name or nationality of the man she will be marrying wanting to keep it a surprise until the wedding date is set. The singer added that despite the fact that she had previously announced that she has no plans to ever get married, was only said so that people would stop making up rumors and let her live with some peace of mind.
Pascal stressed that she is sick and tired of the rumors that have been circulating about her personal life, and this time she will finally put an end to them. Pascal noted that she plans on concentrating completely on her singing career for the moment and revealed that the man in her life is the one person she turns to when she is happy or sad and asks advice from regarding different issues.
Mashaalani has proudly announced that she holds no regrets in leaving her previous production company Music Master and joining Rotana Music Production Company. The singer stressed that since she became a part of Rotana, the company has spoiled her in every way possible making sure all her needs are met. Pascal stressed that the best decision she has made throughout her career was joining Rotana, which took her in with open arms. Pascal revealed that no dispute had occurred with Music Master, and her decision to move was made on the best interest of her career path. - Albawaba.com
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