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أم كلثوم (the name is Romanised in many different variations, including Oum Kalthoum, Umm Kulthum, Om Kalsoum). Born فاطمة إبراهيم البلتاجي, Faṭma Ibrahim el-Beltagi) (31st December 1904–3rd February 1975) was an Egyptian singer, songwriter, and actress. Born in El Senbellawein, she is known as "the Star of the East". More than three decades after her death, she is still recognised as the Arab world's most famous and distinguished singer of the twentieth century.

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  • من الزمن العضيم شاهد من الشواهد تعادل ابو الهول لا بل اشد رسوخا منه
  • Rather god-like voice. She's the one, all the other Arabic chanson singers are miles and miles away behind her, she was simply gifted with a voice that suits; and DEFINED this vein of high art. Also, it is a pity that most people listen to her late work when her career was coming to an end, the real deal was from the 30s till the late 50s I think.
  • angalic voice
  • كوكب الشرق
  • OMG
  • the untouchable queen! I could listen to her sing everyday....
  • love it
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  • I thought I'd forgotten how to feel. Her music proved me wrong.

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