Umm Kulthum: Her Life and Legacy

Contributed By: Elisheva Cohen
Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Downloadable File, Streaming Video, Webpage
School Level: Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture
Condition of Use: All Rights Reserved

The legacy of Umm Kulthum, the internationally famous Egyptian singer, can still be seen and felt throughout the Arab world. Her music was uniquely Arab and her life story provides a unique entry to understanding the history and culture of Egypt and the Arab world. This resource includes background information about Umm Kulthum and ten detailed lessons plans that connect her life to essential issues in the region, including music and media, the role of women, and key historical events. >

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