Lebanese singer Ragheb Alama and his band have headed off to the United States and Canada for concert tours.
According to the London based daily, Dar Al Hayat, Ragheb postponed his trip until visas for himself and his crew had been granted.
Ragheb has held a series of performances around the Arab world, and has chosen most of his new songs from composers in Egypt and the Gulf. He has chosen several romantic songs to send a message to his fans - He hopes for the unity of Arab nations, which is something missing from the region.
Recently, Alama held a concert in Dubai for the Iranian community, upon a request from an Iranian company based in the UAE. The concert was a great success, drawing a diverse audience.
On a different note, Alama was shocked when American singer Michael Jackson appeared at a concert he was holding in Bahrain, where Jackson is residing.
Jackson listened to the concert and exchanged greetings with Ragheb after the show. Jackson admired Ragheb’s talent, and Ragheb told Michael he had hoped to have the opportunity to meet him, and described his music as a source of inspiration.