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Umm Kulthum Career & Biography | Age, Height, More

Umm Kulthum was a famous Egyptian film actress, singer and songwriter. She has been active since the year 1920s to the 1970s. She was known for her style and extraordinary vocal ability and she sold over eighty million records worldwide.

Biography:

Name               : Umm Kulthum

Birth Name     : Fatima Ibrahim

Born                : 31 December, 1898

Birth Place      : Tummay Al Zahayrah, Egypt

Occupation      : Actress, Singer

Years Active   : 1924 – 1973

Nationality      : Egyptian

Died                : 3 February, 1975

Death Place     : Cairo, Egypt

Spouse             : Hassan El Sayed El Hefnawy (m. 1954–1975)

Albums            : Hassibak Lizzamane – Rabiaa El Adaweya

Career:

Umm Kulthum learned how to sing by listening to her father, when he teaches her elder brother. She showed exceptional singing talent at her young age. She was noticed by Mohamed Abul Ela, who was a famous singer and he taught her the old classical Arab repertoire at her age of 16. Later, she met Zakariya Ahmad, a famous composer and oudist, who invited her in Cairo. She was invited on several programs to the house of Amin Beh Al Mahdy, who taught her to play oud.

Umm Kulthum’s mature performance led to become a popular singer and this period was the golden age of Umm Kulthum. Since the early 1940s, she had abstained from singing in Qasabgi’s music. Their last stage song was “The Lover’s Heart Softens”, which was one of her most popular and high-caliber songs. She started a series of domestic and international concerts in Egypt, after the defeat of Egyptian in the 1967 war and these concerts were much publicized.

Discography:

  • Aghadan Alqak (1971)
  • Ana Fi Entezarak (1943)
  • Alf Leila wa Leila (1969)
  • Arouh li Meen or Arook Lemeen (1958)
  • Al Atlal (1966)
  • Amal Hayati (1965)
  • Ansak Ya Salam (1961)
  • Aqbal Al-Layl (1969)
  • Araka AsiyaAal-Dam (1964)
  • Awwidt Ayni (1957)
  • Baeed Anak (1965)
  • Betfaker fi Meen (1963)
  • Dalili Ehtar (1955)
  • Dhikrayatun (1955)
  • El Hobb Kolloh (1971)
  • Ental Hobb (1965)
  • Enta Omri (1964)
  • Esal Rouhak (1970)
  • Fakarouni (1966)
  • Fit al-Ma ad (1967)
  • Gharib Ala Bab Erraja (1955)
  • Ghulubt Asalih (1946)
  • Hadeeth el Rouh (1967)
  • Hagartek or Hajartak (1959)
  • Hasibak Lil-Zaman (1962)
  • Hathehe Laylati (1968)
  • Hayart Albi Maak (1961)
  • Hakam Alayna al Hawa (1973)
  • Hobb Eih (1960)
  • Howwa Sahih El Hawa Ghallab (1960)
  • Kull Al Ahabbah (1941)
  • La Diva (1998)
  • Leilet Hobb (1973)
  • Lel Sabr Hedod (1964)
  • Lessa Faker (1960)
  • Men Agl Aynayk (1972)
  • Othkorene (1939)
  • Raq il Habeeb (1941)
  • Rihab al-Huda (1972)
  • Rubaiyat Al-Khayyam (1950)
  • Sirat el Houb (1964)
  • Toof we Shoof  (1963)
  • Wi-Darit il-Ayyam (1970)
  • Ya Karawan (1926)
  • Yali Kan Yashqiq Anini  (1949)
  • Ya Msaharny (1972)
  • Ya Zalemny  (1954)
  • Zalamna El Hob (1962)

Films:

  • Widad (1936)
  • Nashid al-Amal (1937)
  • Dananir (1940)
  • Aydah (1943)
  • Salamah (1945)
  • Fatmah (1947)

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