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The voice of Egypt : Umm Kulthūm, Arabic song, and Egyptian society in the twentieth century / Virginia Danielson.

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  • ISBN: 0226136124 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9780226136127 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: xiii, 273 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c1997.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-261) and index.
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"The voice and face of Egypt". Some questions ; Speech about music ; Listening ; Performing ; "Popular" music ; The individual ; Social issues -- Childhood in the Egyptian delta. "Min al-Mashāyikh" ; Performing experience ; The audiences -- Beginning in Cairo. Music in Cairo ; The "Bedouin" singer ; An education in music and performance ; A turning point ; 1926 and beyond -- Media, style, and idiom. Taking a direction in style ; Producing concerts ; Negotiating the public ; Recordings and radio ; Making films ; Developing an idiom -- "The golden age of Umm Kulthūm" and two cultural formations. The 1940s ; Musical populism ; New films ; Neoclassicism ; The impact of the new Qaṣāʼid and the populist songs -- "The voice of Egypt" : the artists' work and shared aesthetics. Building the model of the song ; The concerts ; "her voice...!" ; "But can you understand the words?" ; "She was good because she could read the Qurʼān" ; "She gave us back the Qaṣīda" ; "She never sang a line the same way twice" -- Umm Kulthūm and a new generation. The national songs and "Rābiʻa ʼl-ʻAdawiyya" ; "A new stage" ; Collaboration with ʻAbd al-Wahhāb ; The resilience of al-Sunbāṭī's songs ; The Ughniyya ; The widening market ; The concerts for Egypt ; "The Fallaḥiin are my self" ; The repertory not sung -- Legacies of a performer.
Subject: Umm Kulthūm, 1898-1975
Singers > Egypt > Biography.
Songs, Arabic > Egypt > History and criticism.
Popular music > Egypt > History and criticism.
Music > Social aspects > Egypt.

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