x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 July 2017

Najwa Karam and Kadim Al Sahir headline New Year's Eve concert at Emirates Palace

Arab pop music royalty will herald the new year at Emirates Palace.

Lebanese singer Najwa Karam will be in Abu Dhabi for New Year's Eve.
Lebanese singer Najwa Karam will be in Abu Dhabi for New Year's Eve.

Arab pop music royalty will herald the new year at Emirates Palace.

The Iraqi singer and poet Kadim Al Sahir and Lebanese starlet Najwa Karam will co-headline a New Year's Eve performance at the Etihad Ballroom.

Both singers are set to cap off a successful year where they spent more time on television screens than on stage.

Al Sahir was one of the coaches of the debut series of The Voice, while Karam's sassy comments as judge on Arab Got Talent (both programmes are on MBC) was partly responsible for the show's hit status.

Both will surely welcome the chance to remind audiences of their musical pedigree.

Sahir has keen admirers in both the Arab and western world. As well producing Arabic pop albums full of his signature lyricism, he caught the attention of English listeners with his 2003 duet Stop The War with English soprano Sarah Brightman.

With more than 50 million albums sold, Karam is arguably the Arab world's leading pop artist with hit albums including Rouh Rouhi (1999), Nedmaneh (2001) and Sahrani (2003).

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