Samira Said chosen to represent Egypt at the World Music Festival
Moroccan singer Samira Said has once again made a step upwards in her career as she was chosen by the Egyptian Ministry of Culture to be the representative for Egypt at the World Music Festival. The event is sponsored by the ministry, Cairo Opera House, Ministry of Youth and the French television network TV5.
According to the London based Elaph, Samira will perform on the opening night of the festival and TV5 will broadcast the event live. At the event, Samira will be honored for adding so much to the quality of the Arabic song and for her endless contributions to the world of music throughout her prosperous journey.
On a different note, the singer is also in the process of making final touches on her upcoming album, which is scheduled for release May 2005 and will feature many surprises for her audience. Sources revealed that Egyptian singer Mustafa Amar is currently working on the composition of song especially for Samira to be featured in her new album, which will be produced by Alam El Phan.
Samira celebrated her birthday on the January 10, 2004 with her online fan club. Samira held live chats through her website with all her fans and thanked them for remembering this special occasion and their support to her career.
Samira had delayed the release of her upcoming album, which was scheduled to hit stores this January, until a later date. The singer has decided to make a few technical alterations and replace some of the songs in the album.
Samira revealed that the new album will not feature the song "Albi wi Albak" (My Heart and Your Heart" she sang with the Moroccan band "Wama", despite the fact that she has already completed recording it. Samira announced that the song is written by Wama and they are planning to shoot it in the form of a video clip in the very near future. -Albawaba.com
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