Egytpian singer Umm Kulthum with Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Emir of Abu Dhabi & first president of the United Arab Emirates.

Egytpian singer Umm Kulthum with Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Emir of Abu Dhabi & first president of the United Arab Emirates.

The legend of classical Arab music; Umm Kulthum, in the early days of her singing career performing at The Bosphorus club in Cairo on the 23rd of August 1927.

The legend of classical Arab music; Umm Kulthum, in the early days of her singing career performing at The Bosphorus club in Cairo on the 23rd of August 1927.

Planet Middle Umm Kulthum, during her visit to the Opera House in Paris in 1967 ....

Planet Middle Umm Kulthum, during her visit to the Opera House in Paris in 1967 ....

Getting inside a national icon: Umm Kulthum's biopic  [The Singer Umm Kulthum in Paris, 1967]

Getting inside a national icon: Umm Kulthum's biopic [The Singer Umm Kulthum in Paris, 1967]

Oum Kalthoum, Masjid tiles. The duration of Umm Kulthum's songs in performance was not fixed, but varied based on the level of emotive interaction between the singer and her audience and Umm Kulthum's own mood for creativity. An improvisatory technique, which was typical of old classical Arabic singing, and which she executed for as long as she could have, repeating a single line or stance over and over, subtly altering the emotive emphasis and intensity and exploring one or various musical…

Oum Kalthoum, Masjid tiles. The duration of Umm Kulthum's songs in performance was not fixed, but varied based on the level of emotive interaction between the singer and her audience and Umm Kulthum's own mood for creativity. An improvisatory technique, which was typical of old classical Arabic singing, and which she executed for as long as she could have, repeating a single line or stance over and over, subtly altering the emotive emphasis and intensity and exploring one or various musical…

Legendary Egyptian singer, songwriter and actress Umm Kulthum.She is known as Kawkab al-Sharq كوكب الشرق (“Star of the East”) in Arabic | Elan Magazine {Middle East history and heritage}

Legendary Egyptian singer, songwriter and actress Umm Kulthum.She is known as Kawkab al-Sharq كوكب الشرق (“Star of the East”) in Arabic | Elan Magazine {Middle East history and heritage}

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