Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Subject: Umm Kulhum highlighted on NPR
Date: Tue, 27 May 2008 14:07:19 +0000
The highly-acclaimed Documentary, Umm Kulthum:
A Voice Like Egypt was highlighted on NPR's
Weekend Edition program of Sunday 11 May 2008.

You can view the program rundown on NPR's website:

The story link provides further details, including the full audio
of the shows broadcast and clips from the film.

Umm Kulthum: A Voice Like Egypt

"Umm Kulthum: A Voice Like Egypt grows more revealing
as it proceeds, helped enormously by the rich legacy of
films and recordings."
- The New York Times

"The voice of Umm Kulthum lives on in Goldman's film."
- The Boston Herald

She had the musicality of Ella Fitzgerald, the public presence of
Eleanor Roosevelt and the audience of Elvis Presley.

Born a peasant at the turn of the last century, legendary Egyptian
singer Umm Kulthum earned a position of great wealth and influence.
She was a powerful symbol, first of the aspirations of her country,
and then of the entire Arab world. Four million people filled the
streets of Cairo for her funeral in 1975, and to this day her songs
outsell those of many contemporary Arab female vocalists.

Narrated by Omar Sharif, Umm Kulthum: A Voice Like Egypt takes
viewers into her home village and to the streets and cafes of Cairo
where she lived and worked. Featuring concert footage, film clips and
interviews with the famed singer’s friends and colleagues, Goldma's
documentary places the life and career of Umm Kulthum in the context
of the epic story of 20th century Egypt.

DVD Features:
* Limited edition 20 page booklet of rare photographs of Umm Kulthum
* Insightful new commentary by director Michal Goldman
* Umm Kulthum filmography
* Production photo gallery
* Theatrical trailer for Umm Kulthum's 1947 film, Fatma

Directed by Michal Goldman | U.S.A. / Egypt | 67 minutes | 1996
In Arabic & English with English subtitles

The DVD is available at Washington Report on Middle East Affairs.

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Anonymous lirikarab said...

ask permit to promote a thing :)

I've launched ebook "Oum Kalthoum - Lyrics Digest" with over then 90 lyrics in arabic.

Click here to see


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