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Assala Nasri gives a memorable performance at Marquee Theater concert

Saturday 08/December/2018 - 03:02 PM
Assala Nasri
Assala Nasri
Sada ElBalad-Yara Sameh

Syrian megastar، Assala Nasri performed Friday evening at Cairo Festival City's Marquee Theater، in New Cairo، amid a large crowd.

She performed a number of her songs including her latest song “El Haqiqa”، “Khanat El-Zekrayat”، “Mohtamma Bel Tafasil”، “Aoullak”، and others.

The concert will begin at 09:00 PM (Cairo local time).

During the concert، she took a jab at Egyptian actress، Rania Youssef transparent dress that she wore during the 40th Cairo International Film Festival closing ceremony (CIFF) ، which caused great an uproar and caught the media and public attention and reached the courts and judiciary.

"Is the dress transparent?... I wore 6 linings"، she said humorously to her audience.

On the other hand، she is working on a new album، as she held more than one working session with composer Adel Hakki، who she cooperated with more than once over the last years.

Nasri’s last released album is “Mohtamma Bel Tafasil”، which was released on August 15، 2017.

Mohtamma Bel Tafasil features 12 tracks.

Noteworthy، Assala Mostafa Hatem Nasri، most commonly known as Assala، is a Syrian singer and TV host، according to el cinema.

She was born in Damascus to a middle class couple، her father Moustafa Nasry، was a well-known Syrian composer and singer.

Assala began her musical career by performing patriotic، religious and children's songs when she was four years old.

She sang the theme song "Qessas al-Sho'oub i.e. Strories of People") of the cartoon show "Hekaayat 'aalamiyah i.e. Global tales ".

In 1986، Moustafa died after suffering from internal bleeding in a car accident. Aged 17 she helped her mother in taking care of her siblings، Reem، Amaany، Ayman and Ayham.

Assaala's commercial musical debut was in 1993 with "Law te'rafou i.e. If you know ". The album had 4 songs in the oriental operatic TARAB style composed by great Egyptian composers. The album was an instant hit with heartbreaking songs like "Ya sabra yana i.e. How patient I am! "And" Samehtak ketir i.e. I forgave a lot ".

She quickly cemented her presence in a growing industry brimming with new، young talents like Najwa Karam، Saber Rebai، Angham، and Abdelmajeed Abdullah. Assaala booked herself a place along with the Arab singing legends among great albums through two decades.

Among her most famous albums are "Eghdab i.e. Get angry "،" Wala tessadda 'i.e. Do not believe "،" Alby beyertahlak i.e. My heart feels at home with you "،" Ya mag-noun i.e. Oh madman "،" Moshtaa'a i.e. I am missing you "،" Yameen Allah i.e. I swear "،" Add al-horouf i.e. As much as letters "،" Hayaaty i.e. My life "and" Noss haala i.e. A half situation "and" Kanoun kaifek i.e. The law of your fancy ".

Assaala participated in many Arab songs festivalsand won numerous awards where she earned a prize for the best singer (1994) in Dubai، Oscar of the Middle East (Golden Knight -1995) and the prize for best fus-ha Arabic song (Abu Dhabi - 1996).

She was awarded the Emirati radio and television prize (1998)، in addition to numerous honors and awards.

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