Last weekend, the first Arabian Music Awards were held in Dubai, and from what I read online, they were one big technical disaster, with loads of problems kicking in.
Anyway, today Future TV aired an edited version of the awards show, and here are the main awards and their winners:
– Best Male Singer: Amr Diab
– Best Female Singer: Nawal Zoghbi
– Best New Male Singer: Ewan
– Best New Female Singer: Carol Samaha
– Best Arab video clip: Elissa (Agmal Ihsas)
– Best Modern Act: MTM
– Best Dance Act: Guy Manoukian
– Best Duet: Kathem El Saher & Sarah Brightman
– Best Live Performer: Assi Hallani
Also invited to perform at the show were: Sarah Brightman, Outlandish and Michael Learns to Rock.
It shows it was heavily edited but still some technical problems came through.
Anyway, it’s a good idea and hopefully next year it won’t be as bad.
Over the past year or so, I’ve been developing more and more interest in Arabic music as it’s being modernized and is more to my liking now.