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Tribute stamp to Omm Kalthoum from 1975, the year of her passing. Attached is video footage of her funeral http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKWG0n4vZIk

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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…

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▶ Umm Kulthum, Alf Leila wa Leila ام كلثوم الف ليله وليله اغنيه الكاملة - YouTube

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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.

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