Head of Egypt’s Musicians Association Committee and prominent composer Hassan Abu Al Sa’oud, is currently holding working sessions with Egyptian singer Hani Shaker to compose a number of new songs, which will be featured in the upcoming album. One of the songs that the two are working on at the moment is “Al Hamdullah” (Thank God).
The Egyptian daily, Al Messa, reported that Hassan is also holding sessions with Moroccan singer Samira Said to compose a number of new songs that will be the highlights of her new album. The daily added that this is the first time the two work together, despite the fact that the two are from two different music genres. Abu Al Sa’oud told the daily that these sessions would sometimes last till the early hours of the morning to make up for lost time due to his previous health condition.
The composer also announced that the fans should expect to be hearing songs by Samira Said and Hani Shaker in a new style far from the usual. Hassan added that he will also be composing for Hisham Abbas, Khaled Ajaj, Nabil Shu’ail, Abd Al Majeed Abdullah, and Baha’ Al Sultan.
Hassan announced his overwhelming joy with the success the soundtrack for the Ramadan drama “Al Attar Wal Saba’ Banat” (The Spice Dealer and his Seven Girls) met amongst viewers. He added that it brought him joy to hear people humming the music he worked so hard on to compose in a record breaking time. Hassan admitted that the extra long hours put in the composition of the music for the drama and the over exhausting effort spent recording in the studios was the cause of his weak health condition. But to him the success met after the long hours made him forget all his pains.
On a different note, Abu Al Sa’oud, head of the Musicians Associations Committee, told the daily that the associations is currently going new changes and making major decisions for the benefit of its members. He added that a conference will be held in the near future that will deal with the crisis musicians of all fields are now facing.
New technologies such as the DJ are causing a large number of musicians to go without work. Hotels, dance clubs, restaurants, and so on, are no longer featuring live music and instead use tapes, CDs and other means, which to them is cheaper entertainment. This in turn is reflecting in a very negative way and causing uproar among musician. The conference will deal with ways to help the musicians and protect their rights and their jobs. The daily reported that the new technologies have caused almost 80 thousand musicians to go jobless in Egypt. –Albawaba.com