The year 2020 was not like any other year, and although it ended in good and bad, the traces of its events still continued as we entered a new Gregorian year.Last year, two events took place that changed the face of the world in all its sectors, and their effects bounced back on the Arab artistic scene, the world after them is no longer the same as it was before them, and they disrupted many projects and directly affected people’s lives and livelihoods and even negatively their plans and postponed all projects to further notice, and with the first Months of the year, the new Corona virus (Covid 19) spread, so the pandemic became a heavy guest on our lives, and imposed itself with its laws and protocols to turn all aspects of life upside down. On August 4, the Beirut Port explosion was an event that left its mark on the entire region, and because the arts All kinds are from the entertainment sectors, they have been affected and changed, and we are hearing new names for them and you are using laws that we did not know before, so festivals were canceled and many events were held remotely, problems and events revolved around many artists.”INC67″ as it welcomes a new year, wishes its readers happiness and contentment, recalling the most important artistic events that dominated the past year.

 

Last public appearance

 

The first days of 2020 heralded a year full of events and celebrations, with several huge concerts held, including the concert that brought together the stars Rashid Al Majid and Majid Al Mohandes under the title (Let’s Celebrate Together) on January 30, which was attended by thousands at the end of the Dubai Shopping Festival, and before it the week of the mass concert The Jordanian singer Omar Al-Abdallat brought together the Palestinian artist, Muhammad Assaf, as part of the “Hala by Metaphor” evening parties in the Emirate of Sharjah, and the two events were followed by the “Makers of Hope” concert on February 20, in which a crowd of stars participated and was also attended by a large audience.However, starting from the date of March 13, when the Iraqi singer Shatha Hassoun celebrated her return to the art scene, half of the invitees missed the open-air concert, fearing the contradictory news at the time about the Corona pandemic, and the way the infection is transmitted by contact and the infection is transmitted by spray and touching the surfaces, to start the closure procedures. Partial and complete and hours of daily health ban all over the world, and asking people to stay in their homes, and banning parties and gatherings, so weddings and parties were canceled and even funeral gatherings were banned, and just leaving the house, without permission or a convincing reason, became a crime punishable by law. Among the stars of art and those in charge of this vital and important sector and the media, but they invented new methods to complete their lives almost naturally, so the singers, production companies, song sites and entertainment platforms have resorted to alternative solutions, although they were not financially rewarding, but they aimed to communicate the artists with their audiences on the one hand, And the need to entertain peopleThose imprisoned in their homes, as for the drama makers, they were divided into two parts: the first was that the solution to amputation and termination of work, whatever the result, was a suitable solution for the difficult stage, and the second: the preference for adventure and continuing work under new work conditions, including continuous sterilization and periodic examinations for the stars and backstage workers, while it was an option. Postponement is best suited for those who had not started filming their works at their time, so filming was postponed for several months, after dealing with the invisible virus became possible, so these works were shown outside the Ramadan race, after they were scheduled for the holy month, such as the fourth part of the series (prestige) of Starring Tim Hassan, Mona Wasef and Adel Karam, and the series (Chicago Street) starring Soulaf Fawakherji, Duraid Lahham and Amal Arafa.The preference for adventure and continuing work under new working conditions, including continuous sterilization and periodic checks for stars and backstage workers, while the option to postpone was the most appropriate for those who had not started photographing their works at their time, so filming was postponed for several months, after dealing with the hidden virus became possible, and this was presented. The works outside the Ramadan race, after they were scheduled for the holy month, such as the fourth part of the series (prestige) starring Tim Hassan, Mona Wassef and Adel Karam, and the series (Chicago Street) starring Slaf Fawakherji, Duraid Lahham and Amal Arafa.The preference for adventure and continuing work under new working conditions, including continuous sterilization and periodic checks for stars and backstage workers, while the option to postpone was the most appropriate for those who had not started photographing their works at their time, so filming was postponed for several months, after dealing with the hidden virus became possible, and this was presented. The works outside the Ramadan race, after they were scheduled for the holy month, such as the fourth part of the series (prestige) starring Tim Hassan, Mona Wasef and Adel Karam, and the series (Chicago Street) starring Slaf Fawakherji, Durid Lahham and Amal Arafa.

 

Online parties

 

Under various and varied names, but all of them are focused on inviting the public to stay in their homes and the stars’ access to them through social media platforms, a number of artists presented a group of recorded and direct concerts in a variety of forms, and it became normal in 2020 to watch the stars sing from their homes or from Small studios with miniature orchestras, taking into account the social distancing between the band members, and it seems that the timid attendance of these concerts, which were held without an audience, was sufficient to some extent, to maintain a state of communication between the stars with their audience, and while some saw that these concerts could continue to what There is no end after the success of the idea, but the decline in the spread of the Corona virus and the gradual return of concerts made the idea of ​​continuing online concerts unthinkable in the foreseeable future, especially since artistic concerts are an important economic sector, in which a large number of people work, whether technicians, musicians or artists, and no This sector can either stop or die, which is why we see that government agencies mayI was interested in presenting a number of concerts in the previous period, although it did not achieve any material profit, but what it has achieved is communication with the public and supporting this important vital sector.

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