Prominent Iraqi singer Kathem El Saher denied circulating rumors that he is banned from singing in Tunisia and Jordan. Rumors had it that the singer was banned from the two countries due to the existence of legal lawsuits against him filed by concert agents demanding compensation.
The singer stressed that there are no lawsuits against him and he only deals with concert agents that are his friends.
On a different note, the singer will for the first time in his singing career be presenting songs sung in the Saudi dialect. Kathem’s upcoming album, which is scheduled for release this current month and not in February, will feature songs written by Saudi royal princes.
The songs are also composed by Saudi composers, which will also mark a first time the singer sings songs composed by someone other than himself. Kathem stated that he wants to take part in spreading the Saudi songs to fans around the Arab world.
The singer also revealed that the album will feature an Algerian poem titled “Dala’ al Nisa’” (Spoiled women). The singer will be singing the poem in proper Arabic and not in the Algerian dialect. Kathem denied rumors that he had omitted the poem from the album, stressing that the album would not be complete without it.
The album will feature twelve songs, three of which are Saudi songs and a song by UAE poet Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoom. In addition there will be three songs composed and written by Kathem himself.