Tunisian singer Latifa has established a charity organization that supports orphan children in Egypt. The funding for the organization is taken directly from every concert Latifa holds.
According to the UAE based daily, Al Bayan, Latifa stressed that all proceeds from every concert she holds whether in Egypt or around the Arab world and abroad will go directly to the organization.
On a different note, 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. 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.