Samira Said awarded BBC International Music Award
Moroccan singer Samira Said will receive on the 24th of March a BBC International Music Award along with a second award in Monaco. Samira has been nominated for the award after the huge success of her last album "Youm Wara Youm" (Day After Day) found in the Arab world and around Europe.
According to the London based Elaph, Samira will celebrate her award in Morocco and London. She is currently working on a new music video for the song "Kabiltak Leah" (Why Did I Meet You), which will be aired in the near future.
Said and the Algerian Rai singer Cheb Mami collaborated for the first time in the duet "Yaom Wara Yaom" which was released in Europe and the US in addition to the Arab world. Although Samira was scheduled to sing the song alone for her album, she decided it would be more suitable to be sung as a duet. The duet was shot in Cairo and directed by Sherif Sabri, who brought an English dancing trainer who worked with the Spice Girls troupe to teach them a few chorography steps.
On a different note, Samira faced an embarrassing incident while performing in Dubai in January by a drastic change in weather. At the Dubai Nights Festival Samira insisted on completing her performance as she got on stage despite the freezing temperature that suddenly hit the city. While on stage, the singer began to feel the cold but pushed it aside not wanting to let her audience down. The weather worsened as rain started pouring down soaking the singer. The rain did not stop forcing the singer at that point to cut her concert short but promising to hold another performance the following day before she headed out to Egypt.
Samira recently came to an agreement with international French singer Charles Aznavour to hold a duet. Samira is hopeful that her agreement with Charles will repeat a similar success to the one she received from her duet with Cheb Mami "Youm.
Born and raised in Rabat, Morocco, Said now lives her life between Egypt, Morocco and the US. She began singing at an early age in the TV program Mawaheb (Talents), dedicated to children's talents. But it wasn't until "Alemnah Al Hob" (Teach Us Love), in 1983, that the doors of fame had opened for her. – Albawaba.com
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