Samira Said captivates audience in Amsterdam
Moroccan singer Samira Said held a spectacular performance on June 29, 2003 that captivated the Arab population in Amsterdam. The evening was a sure success with a very large number of people attending the concert.
According to the London based Elaph, Samira sang a huge collection of her new and old songs and was in surprise when the audience sang along with her showing how popular she has become worldwide.
Samira has announced that she will be moving her residence this summer to the same city her son Shadi attends school at, in order to ensure his comfort. Samira has revealed that it takes over three hours for her son to go and come back to school, in turn making him overly exhausted, prompting her to move as soon as possible.
On a different note, after an agreement was finally reached to hold a duet with the international French singer Charles Aznavour, Samira Said was in shock to hear that all preparations that were already underway must come to an end. The final touches on the duet were forced to a halt after Charles had apologized to Samira for being unable to continue their previously planned song due to a sever sickness that suddenly struck him.
Samira was very disappointed over the cancellation of the duet since she was planning to make it a big surprise for all her Arab fans, and was sure it will be up to their satisfaction. Samira added that since Charles will need a long time to recover from his illness, she plans on continuing preparations for her upcoming album, but without the duet.
The singer revealed that she is almost complete with the selection of all the songs for her album, but stressed that she will not reveal what they are to ensure that no one steals them. She added that she has been looking at many different songs in order to help her decide on the new look for her upcoming album.
Samira had hoped that after reaching an agreement with Charles that she can repeat the success she received from her duet with Algerian singer Cheb Mami "Youm Wara Youm" (Day After Day) in the Arab World and Europe. – Albawaba.com