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صوت مصر: أم كلثوم والأغنية العربية والمجتمع المصري فى القرن العشرين

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Umm Kulthum, the "voice of Egypt," was the most celebrated musical performer of the century in the Arab world. More than twenty years after her death, her devoted audience, drawn from all strata of Arab society, still numbers in the millions. Thanks to her skillful and pioneering use of mass media, her songs still permeate the international airwaves. In the first English-l
Paperback, طبعة مكتبة الأسرة - سلسلة المئويات, 319 pages
Published 2005 by المجلس الأعلى للثقافة - المشروع القومى للترجمة (first published 1997)
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ما أعجبني في هذا الكتاب يمكن تلخيصه في النقطتين التاليتين:

1. دقة الباحثة والجهد المبذول في الكتابة ومحاولة تأكيد وجهة نظرها من خلال الإستشهاد بما هو متاح مسبقا أو ما هو من تقديمها "كالنوت الموسيقية التي تشرح أداء أم كلثوم الغنائي"، عنصر الدقة يمكن التأكيد عليه من خلال لمحة بسيطة وهي قيامها بالبحث في أسعار العملات طوال فترة حياة أم كلثوم الفنية لتحويل المبالغ المالية إلى مقابلها بالدولار لإعطاء صورة واقعية عن الجانب المالي في حيانها. صادف أن قرأت هذا الكتاب ضمن عشرة كتب عن الموسيقى المصرية في أوا
Souaad Asar
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 ...more
James F
An academic biography of perhaps the best known singer in the Arab world, the Egyptian Umm Kulthum -- probably 1904-1975 according to the book, although the LC catalog card gives the birthdate as 1898. The book treats her career in a serious way, with very little about her personal life, and discusses the social and political as well as artistic context of her music.

I was very interested in reading about her because she is mentioned so often in Mahfouz' writings. The last book I read (Music in E
Alex Marshall
Jun 04, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Occasionally a bit too academic in analysing Umm's music for the general reader, but her life story is so fascinating I really recommend it
Sylvia Whitman
A scholarly look at an incredible woman, as savvy as she was blessed with an incredible voice.
Dec 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good reference work on one of the most famous singers of the 20th century. For some years now I've been an avid listener of Um Kulthoum and her contemporaries, so I really enjoyed the biographical information and description of her work and which musicians she collaborated or at times clashed with.

To be honest, my eyes glazed over in parts and I had to skim when the author started in on sociological analysis. This is not any particular qualm with the author, just my qualm with sociology and h
May 31, 2017 rated it liked it
كتاب مهم أساءت له ترجمة عربية تخلو حتى من هوامش المؤلفة
Feb 19, 2017 rated it liked it
كتاب جميل لا تستطيع الصبر في معرفة مراحل عبقرية وجمال صوت
أم كلثوم
لم أعيش في زمنها لكن استمتعت بسماع أغانيها بطريقة مختلفة
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İt is Very Interesting book about Turkish history and Egypt history. And the music of Middle East
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