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Kuwaiti singer Abdullah Rowaished boycotts Khaleeji 23 due to dispute with composer

Hussein avoids Egyptian artistic projects

Abdullah Rowaished

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 25: The famous Kuwaiti singer Abdullah Rowaished did not attend the opening ceremony of the 23rd Arabian Gulf Cup “Khaleeji 23” which was held at the Jaber International Stadium under the patronage of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, reports Al-Rai daily.

Many were not surprised by his absence as they knew he was not planning to participate in it. “Oh God, no objection” is the title of the song he sang during the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. That song was written by the Egyptian poet Abdulrahman Al-Abnodi.

The song, after Al-Rowaished presented it in Cairo, had caused the Arab and Islamic world to cry, leaving a huge effect and evoking the emotions of Arabs and Gulf citizens. However, during a “Hala February” concert two years ago, he sang many songs about love, passion and sadness for almost two hours but not a single song about Kuwait.

According to sources, Rowaished decided to boycott the opening ceremony of the Khaleeji 23 because of a dispute with the composer of the opening song Fahad Al-Nasser. Meanwhile, Kuwaiti actor Dawood Hussein affirmed that he shunned Egyptian artistic projects for over 10 years consecutively due to certain standards he upholds, coupled with lack of ability to engage in more than one project at the same time to avoid confusion, reports Al-Qabas daily.

Bahraini singer Ahmad Al-Jumairi participated in a concert titled “Jamahiriya Night” that was organized by Dar Al-Athar on the occasion of the National Day of Bahrain, reports Al- Rai daily. Many lovers of arts attended the concert including the Head of Public Relations of Dar Al-Athar Osama Al- Balhan. They were delighted by the performance of Al-Jumairi who performed a number of his songs.

Saudi Film Director Sameer Aref has started shooting scenes in the heritage movie ‘Najd’, which is set in the fifties and the current era, reports Al-Qabas daily. According to the Saudi newspapers, Kuwaiti actress Hayat Al-Fahad is playing a leading role in the film, which will be shown in Saudi cinemas upon its launch. Many Saudi, Kuwaiti and Egyptian actors are among the cast members of the film composed by Khalid Al-Rajeh.

The cast members of ‘Rose Paris’ series arrived in France to complete the filming of scenes in cooperation with a television production company, reports Al-Jarida daily. Actor Mohammad Al-Mansour said the series is being filming in real locations to enhance artistic work and substance. He expressed appreciation for the level of support shown by the Kuwaiti Ambassador to France Sami Al- Murshid and Embassy staff to the team.

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