MELHEM ZEIN & HUSSAM AL RASSAM
1, boulevard du Casino, Gatineau, (Québec), J8Y 6W3
Melhem Zein (from Lebanon) stardom began after being ranked 3rd in Super Star 1, the Pan-Arab version of Pop Idol. He first participated in an Amateur Singing Program called Kaas Al Nojoum (The Cup of the Stars) on LBC Channel for singing "Ya Jarat Al Wadi" (The Neighbor of the Valley) for Mohammed Abd El Wahhab. Melhem receives the title of Al Rayyes (The Boss) of the Lebanese folklore songs from George Ibrahim El Khouri and his fans for singing "Endak Bahriyya Ya Rayyes". Hussam Al Rassam (from Iraq) became famous after many successful records such as Al Agrobah (The Scorpion). Later in his career, he joined forces with Popular Iraqi poet Mr. Abbas Chechan. This collaboration brought Hussam many great hits such as Jeeb Al Kass, which was dedicated to Iraqi Soccer Team after winning The Asian Cup in 2007. He continued working with various poets, which allowed him to gain national attention in Iraq and with Iraqis abroad with songs like "Mo Galow" ("So They Said").