Um Kulthum [also written Oum Kolthoum and Oum Kulthoom] was born in 1904, in a small village in the south of Egypt.
In her singing, Um Kulthum offered an authentic art, relevant and rooted in the
life of her people. She created a new genre of Arabic singing, which was adopted
by many artists.
She emphasized the sacredness of the sung lyrics, as though the words were from
the Koran or from Arab classic poetry.
In 1975 she died, endowing the world a rich repertoire and one of the greatest