Warda honored at the Alexandria song Festival
The organizing committee for the Alexandria Song Festival in Egypt have announced that they will present Algerian singer Warda with an honorary award along with a number of selected prominent singers from around the globe. The event will take place during the last week of this month, June, with the participation of 11 Mediteranean countries.
According to the London based Elaph, the judging committee for the festival is composed of Western and Arab judges some of which are prominent singers. Warda will be awarded the award at the opening ceremony of the festival along with Lebanese singer Sabah.
Recently, Warda’s health condition began deteriorating tremendously forcing her to remain home. Her status forced her to refuse any offers to hold any form of entertainment or participation in any event. The singer was also unable to complete her upcoming album and had to apologize to composers and producers.
Warda’s condition had become very critical that doctors forbade her from undergoing any kind of activity, saying it will worsen her status. The singer was restricted to her bed at her home in Algeria, which she moved to a few months ago.
Until this moment Wardah has not announced if she will continue her thirty-year singing career from Algeria or bring it to a halt. Warda holds more than two hundred songs throughout her singing career. She cooperated with great composers in her life, like Riad Al Sonbaty, Baligh Hamdy, Mohammed Abdul Wahab, Sayed Mekkawy, Mohammed Al Mogy, Farid Al Atrash, Helmy Bakr, and many others.
On the big screen, she starred in "Sout Al Hob" (Voice of Love), "Hekayty Maa Al Zaman" (My Story With Time) in 1973, "Ah Ya Leil Ya Zaman" (Oh! Night and Life) in 1977, "Leih Ya Donia" (Why This My Life?!) in 1993. She also performed in one play "Tamr Henna", and one series" Awraq Al Ward" (Flowers Buds). Warda’s last album was "Ana Leyah Meen Gherak" (Whom Do I Have Except You!?) released in May 2001.
Born in Paris and living most of her life in Egypt, Warda is known to be as one of a few contemporary artists who rejuvenates her image by issuing new albums all the time. – Albawaba.com