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Umm Kulthum: Her Life and Legacy

The legacy of Umm Kulthum, the internationally famous Egyptian singer, can still be seen and felt throughout the Arab world. Her music was uniquely Arab and her life story provides a unique entry to understanding the history and culture of Egypt and the Arab world. This resource includes background information about Umm Kulthum and ten detailed lessons plans that connect her life to essential issues in the region, including music and media, the role of women, and key historical events.



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