Since Israel began its aggression in Lebanon entertainment activities are being cancelled or postponed to unknown dates, especially since the situation has made it difficult for anyone to enter or leave the country.
Most Arab artists have canceled trips to Lebanon. Tunisian singer Latifa had to cancel her trip to attend Lebanese diva Fairouz’s play “Sah El Noum,” which has also been cancelled.
Latifa has called on a number of composers to write a new song for her that shows her support and solidarity with the Lebanese people during such difficult times.
Latifa plans on postpone the release of her upcoming album, stating “it would be inappropriate to release it when the country is in crisis.”
Previously, Latifa announced that she would postpone the release of the album until the World Cup 2006 Championship was complete. The album is ready for release said Latifa, but the singer felt that the championship would interfere with the success of the album, since fans across the globe were preoccupied watching matches.
The album features a number of songs composed by Ziad Al Rahbani from Lebanon.
Latifa’s last album was released in 2003. A year later she released the song "Khalouni" as a single that was subsequently included in an album featuring the best of Latifa’s songs.