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Published on December 30th, 2013 | by hotarabic


Arab Idol Mohammed Assaf’s Energetic Concert in Atlanta, Georgia


The Arab Idol Mohammed Assaf has just left the United States after spending 3 months touring around American and Canadian cities to meet his hungry fans. Bless his Palestinian heart, he has given them all he could and made them happier and prouder to have something in common with this true showman, the little kid from Gaza who grew up to be an Arab Idol who has the attention of the entire world.

his final two concerts were in the American South, Atlanta, Georgia and then the North Carolina city of money Charlotte. I have visited these two cities and I know they host large Arab communities–many many Palestinians who run businesses and have seen wealth since they have left their small and villages at home. Mohammad Assaf brought them that home or the things they miss the most without the drama, being one in a community who wants to have fun.

In Charlotte, there are many young and old Arabs who work in the banking industry, others who own business, even some academics and all of them were at his concert that night. There is always the flags, and that scarf, there is always music for Palestine and at some venues Assaf was joined by Ziad Khoury and Farah Yousef, his best friends from the Arab Idol.

In these two cities, the communities are about families, in some cases, the entire family actually lives in the United States, and for them it was a treat to see the idol, sing and smile with them. Assaf now is on his way to Doha Qatar where he has a big planed concert for the new year–then I urge him to take a break.

Arab Idol – الأداء – محمد عساف – على الكوفية

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