Samira Said calls for an end to songs against the US
Moroccan singer Samira Said had expressed that she feels Arab singers should put an end to the series of songs being sung for the sake of Iraq and the US invasion. She added that instead of singing songs to show their support, they should sign up with medical aid groups and give support where it is really needed.
According to the London based Elaph, Samira stressed that she had refused to sing at the BBC International Music Awards when she was given her award, because at the time the sound of missiles and all other war weapons targeted at Iraq was much stronger than her voice. She added that enough sad songs have been sung, and it is time to move on to songs that bring hope and joy to people's lives.
Samara had refused to make any comments regarding her opinion on what happened in Iraq saying she is not a political analyst and is not qualified to make such remarks. With regards to her new album, the singer is currently working on the selection of songs that will be contained in it and is hopeful to release it in the near future.
Samira was honored for the huge success of her latest album all around Europe by the BBC International Music Award. Samira has been nominated for the award after the huge success of her last album "Youm Wara Youm" found in the Arab world and around Europe, which witnessed record breaking sales. The Moroccan singer also received another award at the Monaco Music Award for her latest album “Youm Wara Youm” (Day After Day) from Prince Albert of Monaco.
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 choreography steps.
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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