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"The Voice of Egypt" by Virginia Danielson
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Apr 03, 12

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The Voice of Egypt": Umm Kulthum, Arabic Song, and Egyptian Society in the Twentieth Century by Virginia Danielson. I know for fact that this Egyptian singer was and still the greatest singer on earth even if one can’t understand the language her music is fantastic. The book gives s wonderful introduction about Umm Kulthum’s life as a person, daughter, a great singer and a wife. Umm Kulthum considered the Star of the East and the lady of Arabic Song. More than three decades after her death, she is widely regarded as the greatest female singer in Arab music history. Umm Kulthum was not only famous Egyptian singer and great asset to Egypt; but also she is very famous in all other Arab nations. She had lots of fans all over the world. In this book one will learn more about Um Kulthum and how strong she was and powerful. Reading the book will also help one to understand more about her music and songs, appreciate more here voice and how she chooses here songs lines. This book is very good reference source for those who wish to understand Middle Eastern Music. I would highly recommend it to all readers
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