Tunisian singer Latifa was the guest of honor at the recent 25th Arab Children Congress (ACC) in Amman Jordan, alongside internationally renowned singer Ricky Martin.
During the special event, organized by the Noor Al Hussein Foundation Performing Arts Centre, Latifa gave a lecture titled “Cultural Heritage as the key source for Excellence” to the different international missions.
After her lecture, UNICEF nominated Latifa as a Goodwill Ambassador.
Latifa was granted the prestigious title as a reflection of her worthy efforts in the region.
Latifa also gave a special musical performance upon special request by the audience.
At a press conference held especially for the event, Latifa expressed her gratitude to Queen Nour Al Hussein, and praised her efforts to help children.
Upon her arrival in Jordan, Latifa learned that her good friend Tunisian singer Saber Al Riba’ee was giving a performance at the annual summer Jarrash music festival, and made arrangements to attend. After the concert, Saber told Latifa he was honored by her presence.
Before coming to Jordan, on her way to the Carthage festival to perform her scheduled concert, Latifa suffered a car accident, but emerged unscathed.
The singer was in the company of her family and friends, and the only person slightly injured was her hair dresser.
The accident only delayed Latifa’s performance, which marks her return to her mother country after a five-year absence. The concert drew a large audience, including the Tunisian Minister of Culture and a number of Tunisian artists.
The singer sang a new song entitled “Ya Watani” (My Country) and dedicated it to Tunisia. Latifa’s two hour performance including her most popular hits dazzled the audience.