Lutfi Bushnaq Takes Home Top Honors at Arab Radio Song Contest

Published October 20th, 2001 - 02:00 GMT

The Tunisian National Radio Service, represented by the song Yahya Al Salam (Long Live Peace) composed and sung by Lutfi Bushnaq, has won first prize at the Arab Radio Song Contest, according to news agencies. 

The contest was organized in collaboration with the Tunisian Radio and TV Corp. 

The song won the $3,000 award for its new and innovative script and modern composition. This is in addition to the singer’s strong and simple performance according to the testimonies of the jury, which included the two Tunisian poets Noor Eddin Smood and Jamila Al Majri, Moroccan composer Al A’lawi Mawlai Ahmed and Kifah Al Khouri from Jordan. 

The song Ehtiraq (Burning) from the Jordanian Broadcasting Corp. won the $2,000 second prize for “its composition and performance coordination and unique sound.” 

The third prize went to the Egyptian song Talabt Ridak (I Sought Your Satisfaction), by Mohammed Tharwat, for “its good text and strong performance.” 

Ten broadcasting corporations participated in the contest representing Tunisia, Jordan, Bahrain, Algeria, Sudan, Syria, Iraq, Qatar, Egypt and Morocco. 

The Arab Broadcasting Corporation Union, headquartered in Tunisia, hopes the contest will upgrade the production of Arab songs – 

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