Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Kolthoum, Om


Om Kolthum(or Omm Kulthum)-(1898 - 1975), Egyptian singer, song-writer and actress, she is recognized as one of the Arab world's most famous and distinguished singers of the 20th century. From 1922 she worked in Cairo, where she assembled a group of instrumentalists; from 1930's she appeared in many musical films; a major figure in Middle Eastern music in the 1950s and 1960s. She sang a wide repertory of traditional and newly composed music.

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