Egyptian folk-singer Shabaan Abdul Rahim has revealed that he is in the process of forming a new music band with his sons. The singer stressed that he has been thinking about the idea for some time and always hoped to have a band of his own.
According to the UAE based daily, Al Bayan, the idea came to the singer after his duet with the Kuwaiti band “Maiami”, which witnessed tremendous success all around the Arab world. Shabaan noted that having his sons sing with him will surely bring him more success.
Shabaan held a concert on the Amphitheatre downtown Amman Jordan, and as always the theatre was full of people who see him as the singer of the people because of his way the words that he chooses, which are in most cases are taken from everyday life events.
Shabaan recently prepared a new song, which is a special dedication to Egypt's President, Husni Mubarak, under the title of "Binhibak Ya Raees" (We Love You President). Shabaan revealed that he did the song for the president as a way of celebrating his return to good health after undergoing a critical health condition and receiving treatment abroad.
Despite being a former ironer, Shabaan thinks he can sing his point of view about politicians and discuss in his songs the entire political situation the region and the world are going through. Shabaan adds that he fears Israeli revenge because of his songs but yet he says that he is willing to hand himself in to the Israelis if they give Jerusalem back to Arabs, then he will find a way to flee. Shabaan accused Israeli PM Ariel Sharon of being behind the September 11 bombings in New York and he proves that in his song “Ya Aam Aarabi”. – Albawaba.com
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