Most Lebanese artists complain about the decline in the artistic level in the country and the Arab world. In addition to the prevailing economic and political conditions, it is necessary to shed light on the technical reasons for this decline. The criticism of some and their annoyance with the current technical situation is not hidden. The “Lebanese Forces” website stopped with the artist, Moein Sharif, in front of this dilemma, to clarify from him the reasons for his discontent with the artistic situation and its consequences, and even the political one.
Sharif considers that “what is happening in the country of Wadih al-Safi, al-Rahbana, Fayrouz, and the deeds that honored nations is anger from God. The low level of art in Lebanon and the Arab world to this extent ends art.”
And he believes, in an interview on our website, that “the media is one of the main factors that led to this deterioration, as most of the sick and paid media, according to his description, do not shed their main lights on works with content that have begun to decay, and this is considered a conspiracy and (the good goes by the glory of the bad). )”.
He explains, “If the same attention and support had been focused on every technical level, we would not have reached where we are today. Rather, we see decision-makers on the technical level, in Lebanon and the Arab world, concerned with the low level to reach this decline,” stressing that “art is a weapon, and winning today is for those who have the financial capabilities. And if I had the money, I would have ended all this wave, and would have highlighted all the Arab talents.”
Sharif points out, “There is a deliberate exclusion of first-class stars, and there are funding agencies that buy air and impose the current artistic style. We do not expect anything better from a people who listen to this level that they present to them today, and take the civilization of peoples from their arts. In a country where the current political level prevails in our country today, it is only natural that its technical level be similar.
And he continues, “When corruption hits the country, it hits it in all fields, and today we have come to hit morals. There are artists trying to return to the scene, but their funding is conditional on evacuating the content of their art and imposing any talk that distracts from the reality in which we live. Because when art sheds light on a specific goal, we can create a state of change among peoples, as our melodic words are heard more and reach minds. Thus, today, the concept of employing the arts in places that are not appropriate for them, in favor of political interests, has entered us.--
And the artist Sharif points out, “I am in a constant state of calling for my colleagues, but there is no life for whom you call, and I will not hope for anyone to produce works of value. Knowing that I presented an initiative through the media, but there was no echo or response. The artistic group that resembles me has left with the departure of musician Melhem Barakat, and I feel like an orphan.-
And he notes, “There is one issue that concerns artists, which is spinning and love, knowing that we are not totally against this issue, but spinning should not be from a satanic view, and this is the core of the dispute and my criticism today,” adding, “I can spin from a beautiful divine perspective, but Art today has turned into the interest of Satan and his tools in this world.”
As for the work of artistic unions in Lebanon, Sharif asserts that “when they unite, they have a say. Lebanon lacks nothing to be equal to its Arab brothers such as Jordan, Syria and Egypt. There they have one union that brings together all the artists, and they have a minister and an effective voice, and we have 8 unions and a distinction between the titles of artists and fragmenters. Knowing that I tried a lot to unite the unions, but (the hand alone does not stop).
And if we want to get out of artistic criticism, we move with Sharif to the political front, as he considers that “stillness at this stage is the spoil, especially because I cannot compliment anyone. And he adds, “There is great oppression, but it is accompanied by greater patience, and faith that God will not leave a people like the Lebanese people who have been oppressed since their birth, and perhaps this people will say their word in the end,” calling on “the people today, to reconsider what we have reached, and to start thinking in the interest of this.” homeland and stop tearing it apart. And I hope that the vision for this country will unite, because we are rich in invaluable wealth at all levels.”
Sharif asserts decisively, “He will never withdraw from the arena. New businesses are being prepared at all times, and withdrawal is not my habit.” My issue is the establishment of a just state and the development of a comprehensive defense strategy, after which the deterrent weapon will be limited to the state, as convictions are not bought or sold. Perhaps there will be a listening ear.”