Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Some Lebanese artists suffer some much from the complex of "international recognition." Ever since the brief success of Omar Sharif, every Lebanese expected to be the next Omar Sharif. And when they don't get international recognition, they just make it up. Ilyas Rahbani said that his music is now heard at "US and European airports." Yes, Iylas. Next time I hear the tune Hanna As-Sakran (Hanna, the drunk) at Denver airport, I shall let you know.
PS Can somebody find me the link to the long political interview with Omar Sharif in Al-Ahram (Arabic)? I could not find it. Please find it NOW for me.