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"Enta Omri" by Umm Kulthum

From: Arab Film Distribution

© Filmmakers Collaborative, 1996

This clip is 1.95 megabytes in size

Running time is 2 minutes and 33 seconds

This is a performance clip from the film Umm Kulthum: A Voice Like Egypt, narrated by Omar Sharif. Umm Kulthum is extremely important to the history of Arabic music. Her career paralleled so many important events in Egyptian history, and she was one of the first artists to become widely known throughout the region due to new media such as radio, the Victrola and television. Her style of singing set the standard to which many artists of the Arabic tradition still aspire. Enta Omri, by Mohamed Abdelwahab, was one the biggest hits of her career.

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