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Umm Kulthum

Umm Kulthum Fast Facts
Birthday ***, 1898
Place of Birth El Senbellawein, Egypt
Death day February 3, 1975 (76 years old)
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
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Umm Kulthum

Umm Kulthum is an Egyptian singer, songwriter and actor active from the 1920s to the 1970s. She has been awarded the honorary title of Kawkab al-Sharq. Umm Kulthum is known for his unique vocal ability and style. She has sold more than 80 million records worldwide, making her one of the best-selling Middle Eastern singers of all time. She is considered a national symbol in her homeland Egypt; She has been nicknamed "the voice of Egypt" and "the fourth pyramid of Egypt".

Birth name Fatima Ibrahim as-Sayed El-Beltagi, فاطمة إبراهيم السيد البلتاجي
Born December 31, 1898, Tamay Ez-Zahayra, El Senbellawein, El Dakahlia, Khedivate of Egypt
Died February 03, 1975, Cairo, Egypt
Genres Egyptian music, classical
Occupation(s) Singer, actress
Years active c. 1924–1973
Labels Mazzika, EMI Classics
Associated acts Mohamed El Qasabgi, Sayed Darwish, Baligh Hamdi, Abdel Halim Hafez, El Sunbati, Mohammed Abdel Wahab
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About Umm Kulthum

Egyptian singer, songwriter, and actress who is regarded as one of the greatest Arabic female singers of all time.

Umm Kulthum before fame

Her singing career began in the mid 1920s when she began holding private concerts.

Achievement of Umm Kulthum

She was known as the Star of the East and in 2001, the Egyptian government opened a museum under that name in tribute to her.

Umm Kulthum family life

Her father disguised her as a young boy when she was twelve and entered her into a performing troupe that he directed.

Associations of Umm Kulthum

She was an extremely influential singer during the same period as the great Edith Piaf.

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  • Egyptians of the 20th century
  • Singers performing in classical Arabic
  • Egyptian singer
  • Egyptian nationalists
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  • Artist EMI Classics and Virgin Classics
  • The Egyptian movie actresses
  • Egyptian Muslims

Latest information about Umm Kulthum updated on June 07 2021.

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