UMM KULTHUM- THE VOICE OF EGYPT

She is considered by some people to be the greatest singer ever. She was born in Egypt. During her childhood, her father gave her training to recite Quran. It is said that she had the entire Quran by heart at an age of 12. Her voice is replete with the sweetness of quaranic verses. Her singing style was amazingly versatile. She never sung the any line twice in the same style. When she died in 1975, her funeral procession was attended by some 4 million people, which is one the greatest gatherings in the entire human history. Her songs can be found here. http://umm.infomideast.com/list.html

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  1. Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa
    Waheguru Ji Ke Fateh,


    She sings beautifully and her sound is very rich in texture and she has great range. Her voice transcends the monophonic standard the west applies to the Middle Eastern aesthetic.

    Thank you for the lovely post and link.

    Kamalpreet Kaur

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