So George Wassouf is holding a live performance on June 17 at Sassine Sq. in Achrafieh and a web page referred to as “You Like Lebanon? Purchase Lebanese (or from the Lebanese)” shared a ballot asking individuals to vote with or towards Wassouf holding a live performance in Achrafieh.
The article talked about that a number of Achrafieh locals are towards the live performance for a number of causes however didn’t point out any (Clearly as a result of he’s Syrian and pro-Assad. I used to be scanning by way of among the feedback and to be trustworthy, that is unprecedented and disturbing particularly that Wassouf has lived in Lebanon most of his life and is worshipped by many Lebanese. Prior to now couple of years, there’s been a rising anti-Syrian sentiment in Lebanon as a result of ongoing disaster in Syria and the incompetence of our authorities in managing this disaster. We’re seeing a whole lot of Fb pages asking to boycott Syrian retailers and Syrian merchandise and naming and shaming Lebanese companies that make use of foreigners.
Wassouf, often called Sultan el Tarab, is an artist and regarded one of the vital essential Tarab singers of the Arab World. Personally talking, I don’t assume we must always combine politics and music collectively and identical to I discussed earlier at the moment, I’m towards all types of cultural bans.
On one other observe, I noticed on TV one in all Wassouf’s most up-to-date live shows and the person can barely sing. I don’t know why anybody would hassle ask him to carry out nonetheless.