Thursday 10 June 2021
Singer Iman Al-Bahr Darwish is facing a state of public and media outrage, after his recent statements about the Renaissance Dam, as a number of media professionals and followers of his Facebook account considered them an expression of his ignorance of the issue and its sensitivity, and a reflection of his desire to return to the spotlight that he has been missing for a long time.
The comments were as follows:
The journalist, Muhammad Al-Baz, wrote, through his official account on Facebook: “What is the problem of Iman Al-Bahr Darwish? For a long time, on the idea and belief of Al-Bahr Darwish, he lost his technical validity.”
And he continued, “And from a long time, also, he tries to go around in any way he prefers to be under the spotlight, and almost when there is no point in attacking his fellow artists, he said, “We will attack the president and the army.”
He added: “Iman Al-Bahr wrote empty talk on the issue of the Renaissance Dam, and if you told me that we promote his words and let people read them, I will tell you that there is no problem, I hope people read his words to make sure that he is living in time.”
He concluded his speech by saying: “The words that Darwish said, not only confirm that he is ignorant of what is happening around him, no, this is completely absent, and if there is advice, even though the advice is a loss in it, I will tell him: Park a little on the side, no one is really empty for you.”
The media, Nashat Al-Daihi, said through his program “Bilalwarqa wa Al-Qalam”: “What makes him understand politics and desalination of sea water, what does music have to do with desalinating sea water, so that Iman Al-Bahr Darwish mocks her and hits water security in death? You failed to be educated as you failed to sing.” .
One of the followers commented, via Twitter: “Iman Al-Bahr Darwish held the union in the year when we had festivals, and when the lights disappeared from him, I spoke about politics, I want the lights to control him, not more.”
Another wrote: “Iman Al-Bahr Darwish in 1983 told you these songs – “my grandfather” – the old master of Darwish… When he failed and the lights disappeared from him, he told you that I must do something to bring back the lights, so he wrote words punishable by law – he must be held accountable by law.”