Marwa becomes a bartender despite harsh criticism

Published April 9th, 2005 - 10:21 GMT

Lebanese singer Marwa has described herself as being stubborn and hardheaded not caring about all the criticism she is facing regarding her singing and inappropriate seductive style in her music videos, in addition to disregarding all the warnings she has received from the censorship committee. The singer has acquired the style of taking old classical songs and remixing them to make them modern.  


Marwa has overlooked all the criticism and made things worse by shooting a new music video in a bar. According to the Egyptian based Al Gomhouria, Marwa has filmed her new video in Jala Studio and made the background look like a bar in the sixties. An European cameraman was brought to ensure that the theme of the clip is well portrayed. The new song “Laleeh” is written by poet Ramzi Al Basyouni and composer Dia’ Ghazawi.  


Marwa was recently attacked by harsh criticism from the media and the Censorship regarding her manner in her video clips. Resigned Egyptian singer Laila Nazmi, who sung the original songs Marwa remixed, accused Marwa of insulting her songs and disgracefully portraying them and filed a lawsuit demanding she put a stop to the ridicule. Laila was shocked when she first saw the manner in which Marwa was performing her songs turning them into merely music for dancing and loosing their true meaning and quality. 


On her part, Marwa defended herself by stressing that she sung the folkloric songs in her own style because she is so fascinated by them and wanted to introduce them to her generation. She added that she enjoys singing in a spoiled manner and she is spoiled by nature. Marwa also noted that she chose folkloric songs because they best suit her voice. 


Marwa added that Laila attacked her merely because she danced in her music videos and placed her hand on her cheek. Marwa knew in advance that Laila will file a lawsuit against her, which led her to shoot her other music video “Ma Shrabsh El Shai” (I Don’t Drink Tea) in an even more seducing manner adding more dancing and less clothing. Marwa’s motto became if either way she will face lawsuits why not do what she wants and enjoy herself at it. The singer stressed that she does not care about what Laila has to say and will not allow her to interfere in her career. – 

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