The Gaza Post|The News of Palestine-Manama
As part of the thirteenth edition of the annual Spring of Culture festival, the internationally acclaimed Lebanese singer Ragheb Alama will be performing live at Bahrain Bay on 30th March 2018 at 8:30 pm. Fans can expect to hear some of Alama’s biggest hits and classic songs.
Ragheb Alama is a Lebanese singer, composer, television personality, and philanthropist. Born in June 7th 1962, Alama began his career in the 1980s when he appeared as a contestant on the talent show broadcast Studio El Fan, on which he received the Platinum Award. Alama’s fame came after Studio El Fan followed by yearly albums and number-one hit singles such as “Ya rait”, “’Aan Jad” and “Alby Asheq’ha” which was dubbed the first Arabic song in history to be made into a music video.
Ragheb achieved the platinum award from Virgin Megastore in Dubai for the highest sales of albums among others in April 2009 and for the first time in the Arab world. Alama has also worked with the pop star Shakira, who featured on a song on his 2010 album, Starz Vol. 1. Ragheb Alama is also a digital influencer with more than 4.6 million fans on his official Facebook Page, 2.6 million follower on Instagram and 6 million follower on twitter.
At the end of 2011, Alama was selected as the head of jury for the MBC show Arab Idol. Joining Ragheb on the panel were Ahlam, Nancy Ajram and the music producer Hassan Shaf’ee. In 2015, Ragheb was selected as a jury of The X Factor beside Elissa and Donia Samir Ghanem. In 2013, The United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) appointed the superstar Ragheb Alama as the Goodwill Ambassador in West Asia.