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"the Voice of Egypt" Umm Kulthum, Arabic Song, and Egyptian Society in the Twentieth Century

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ISBN-10: 0226136124

ISBN-13: 9780226136127

Edition: 1997 (Reprint)

Authors: Virginia Danielson

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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-language biography of Umm Kulthum, Virginia Danielson chronicles the life of a major musical figure and the confluence of artistry, society, and creativity that characterized her remarkable career. Danielson examines the careful construction of Umm Kulthum's phenomenal popularity and success in a society that discouraged…    
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 1/5/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 0.67" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Preface Technical Note
"The Voice and Face of Egypt"
Childhood in the Egyptian Delta
Beginning in Cairo
Media, Style, and Idiom
"The Golden Age of Umm Kulthum" and Two Cultural Formations
"The Voice of Egypt": The Artists' Work and Shared Aesthetics
Umm Kulthum and a New Generation Legacies of a Performer
Sources for the Illustrations