Ruwaida Attieh to be excluded from Carthage because of Rotana
It has become almost confirmed that Rotana Production Company, which has the exclusive rights to broadcast the Carthage festival for past years, had forced some changes in the names of singers that are supposed to participate in this year's festival events.
The list of singers was to include Syrian rising singer Ruwaida Attieh, but now may possibly change to include Lebanese rising singer Milhim Zein instead. The reason behind this is that Rotana wants to dedicate most of the concerts to the stars that are sponsored by the company.
Ruwaida had revealed earlier that she is participating in Carthage 2004 and so did Milhim Zein. However, Ruwaida was also supposed to be traveling to Tunisia this week to release her first album “Min Nazra” but later the trip was cancelled because her participation in Carthage was cancelled.
According to the London based Elaph, Ruwaida is traveling to Libya on the 16th of this month after being invited by the Libyan television station and will launch her first album.
Attieh released her first album "Min Nazra" (At First Glance) on April 28, 2004. The new singer has just completed filming her first music video directed by Basem Kristo, and released it along with her album.
The video clip is for the song "ta3ebt ma3ak" and is produced by Shams Production Company. Bassem revealed that the main idea of the clip is to portray the actual movement of the sun and how it goes from daylight to complete darkness. The directed added that with every light change the decoration changes with special camera and filming effects that create unique scenes.
The different looks of Ruwaida throughout the clip are by Tony Mindaleq and make up by Rola Riyashi. The filming site was a factory, which was equipped to suit the atmosphere of the clip. Basem kristo stressed that Ruwaida was very convincing in her acting and is very realistic in the clip. Ruwaida has been taking acting lessons by the actress Taqla Sham3on in order to be able to convince her audience and portray the character in the clip with complete honesty. –Albawaba.com
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