Ragheb Alama forgets the world in Italy
Lebanese singer Ragheb Alama has recently returned from Italy where he completed shooting his upcoming music video for the song “Naseeni Al Dunia” (Make me Forget the World). The singer sought the assistance of an Italian director in order to give the new clip a unique sense of style.
According to the Egyptian based weekly, Al Nogoom, Ragheb revealed that he will not perform any concerts during the holy month of Ramadan and will spend his time making final touches on his upcoming album, which has been postponed numerous times.
Finally after endless disputes that have building on for months between Ragheb and producer Muhsin Jabr, owner of Alam El Phan, a truce has been reached between the two sides. Alama agreed to the company’s condition of finalizing his upcoming album in order to be released by the Muslim holiday Eid Al Fitr.
Muhsin also agreed to shoot Ragheb’s upcoming music video for the song “Al Hub Al Kibeer” (The Big Love) in Italy and all necessary preparations are currently underway. With this truce, Mushin was able to save his company from a second blow, the first being when Egyptian pop-star Amr Diab left.
Recently, attempts of reconciliation between Jabr and Alama had failed, after each side refused to meet the conditions of the other. Ragheb had decided to end his cooperation with Alam El Phan completely after the later decided to postpone the release of his new album several times.
Alama had claimed that his album was ready four months ago and Jabr was temporizing the release because he is busy working with other singers in his company. Ragheb revealed to the media that a production company or a producer would not affect his relationship with his fans and he will release the album on his own expense if matters got worse. –Albawaba.com
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