Tel Aviv, Israel – World music label Magda has released a recording titled Oum Kolthoum – The Anniversary Tribute by Lubna Salame, soloist of the Nazareth Orchestra.
This is a special tribute album in honor of the 100th anniversary of the legendary Egyptian singer Oum Kolthoum [also known as Umm Kulthum], the Diva of Arab music.
Oum Kolthoum – The Anniversary Tribute includes innovations to her greatest songs – “Enta Omri”, “AI-Atlal”, “Ghanni Li Shwayya Shwayya” and many more.
The emotion and strength emerging through Lubna Salame’s vocal work are similar to Oum Kolthoum’s practice. In her singing, Lubna gives the familiar songs fresh and interesting new life, while keeping her own unique taste and depth.
The Nazareth Orchestra with Lubna Salame was recorded live at the “Peace Festival” in Tel Aviv, June 2003.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.