The Voice of Egypt
After reading and reviewing all of the material on Umm Kultham – “The Voice of Egypt” at http://almashriq.hiof.no/egypt/700/780/umKoulthoum/biography.html, please complete the following assignment.
Umm Kulthum Questions
1. What is the most reliable suggested date of Umm Kulthum’s birth?
2. How did Umm Kulthum describe her mother?
3. How would you explain the village where Umm Kulthum grew up?
4. What city did Umm Kulthum and her family moved to in order to promote her career?
5. What changes in he singing style enabled her to rise to the top of the ranks of Cairo’s professional singers by 1928?
What roles did gender and music play in the popularity of Umm Kulthum?