Samira Said to sing with French singer Charles Aznavour
Negotiations are currently underway between Moroccan singer Samira Said and international French singer Charles Aznavour to hold a duet. Samira hopes by 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, the Egyptian daily Al Akhbar reported.
Samira's decision came after spending a whole month in Morocco celebrating the coming of the New Year with her family. She also announced that she began preparing a collection of new songs to present her audience with in her upcoming concerts as she is currently working with a number of young composers and writers.
On a different note, in October Samira lashed out against rumors circulating about the banning of her latest music video with Algerian Rai singer, Cheb Mami, "Yom Wara Yom" (Day After Day).
The singer denied the rumors claiming that the video was banned on Gulf TV stations due to indecent and seductive scenes. "The duet was screened on all Arab TV stations, in addition to Europe and the US, and stayed on the top of the charts for several months. The news of the banning is a lie, and it is merely intended to affect my career," Said said.
Proving to be a loving wife and a wonderful mother despite her long music career, Said told the newspaper that she won't give much time to rumors, "I'm now living one of my happiest days with my family and my only son Shadi and I won't lose this for rumors.”
Earlier in the month, Said faced a severe exhaustion after a vacation she spent with her son Shadi in Paris, most probably to be the affect of a food poisoning she had following a meal of lobsters and snails she ate there.
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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