Lebanese singer Mariam Fares has resumed her regular schedule of performances now that the war between Israel and Lebanon has ended. The singer cancelled all prescheduled concerts during the conflict out of respect for the Lebanese people.
The first concert Mariam will hold is in Egypt and a portion of the proceeds will go directly to help Lebanese civilians affected by the war.
Mariam returned to her home in Lebanon after the war ended to see her family. She fled to escape the Israeli bombing that caused mass destruction and high fatalities in her hometown.
According to the London based Elaph, Mariam had to leave Lebanon when the war broke out due to her younger sister’s reaction to the bombing close to their home.
Before leaving Lebanon Mariam arranged with a number of sponsors in Egypt to hold performances from which proceeds would go directly to the reconstruction of Lebanon.
On a different note, Mariam may accept the leading role in a new joint Lebanese - Egyptian film to be shot in Egypt, Lebanon, and Tunisia.