Anger in Egypt.. Singer Omar Kamal referred to investigation due to a sentence that insulted his country in Saudi Arabia


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The Egyptian Syndicate of Musical Professions, headed by artist Hani Shaker, referred festival singer Omar Kamal to investigation after he uttered the phrase “I carried an insult to his country in Saudi Arabia” recently.

Two days ago, Omar Kamal, accompanied by festival singers Hassan Shakoush and Hama Beka, performed a concert in Saudi Arabia.

A woman in the crowd takes a picture at the opening ceremony of the Riyadh Season Festival in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, October 20, 2021. - Sputnik Arabic, 1920, 20.11.2021

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While singing on the stage for his song “Bint Al Jeeran”, he changed the sentence “I drink alcohol and hashish (a type of drug)” to “I drink dates and milk,” according to Al-Watan Newspaper Egyptian.
But Omar’s explanation of why he changed this part of the song sparked widespread controversy and anger in Egypt, as local media reported his statements in which he said that he Deliberately changing the lyrics Because Saudi Arabia is “a pure land, and words such as alcohol and hashish cannot be said in it.”

This statement sparked a crisis between the festival singer and the Musicians Syndicate, which considered his statement to be an insult to Egypt.

The syndicate stressed that with its full respect for Saudi Arabia, Egypt is “a sacred and protected country throughout history, and such outrageous and outlaw words cannot be sung in it.”

will not be able to Omar Kamal Singing again in Egypt until his appearance before a legal committee by the union to investigate the matter.

And yesterday (Monday), Kamal, Hassan Shakoush and Hama Beca (the latter two are suspended from singing in Egypt) performed two concerts in Saudi Arabia as part of the activities of the Riyadh season.


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