Umm Kulthum is the most popular and treasured musician in the Middle East of this century. She was immensely popular for 50 years, and still her songs are heard frequently all over the entire Arab world.

In the launch of MBC Masr, the egyptian branch for the well known Saudi TV Stations group, Umm Kulthum was there.

Legendary Egyptian singer, songwriter and actress Umm Kulthum.She is known as Kawkab al-Sharq كوكب الشرق (“Star of the East”) in Arabic | Elan Magazine {Middle East history and heritage}

Legendary Egyptian singer, songwriter and actress Umm Kulthum.She is known as Kawkab al-Sharq كوكب الشرق (“Star of the East”) in Arabic

“Umm Kulthum: The Voice of Egypt” on NPR

Umm Kulthum: The Voice of Egypt

She had the musical chops of Ella Fitzgerald, the public persona of Eleanor Roosevelt, and the audience of Elvis Presley. More than 30 years after Umm Kulthum's death, Egyptians young and old still celebrate the voice of their country's greatest singer.

El Qalb Yaashaq - Umm Kulthum القلب يعشق كل جميل - ام كلثوم

El Qalb Yaashaq - Umm Kulthum القلب يعشق كل جميل - ام كلثوم

Umm Kulthum, widely regarded as the greatest female singer in Arab music history.

Umm Kulthum - was an internationally famous Egyptian singer

Umm Kulthum's legendary concerts were broadcast live from Cairo, on the first Thursday of each month from the 1930s to the early '70s. The Arab world's buzz and bustle stopped, from Medina to Marrakesh, from Jeddah to Jerusalem. Shops closed. Families gathered to listen for four, five, even six hours of rapture.

Umm Kulthum: 'The Lady' Of Cairo

Umm Kulthum's legendary concerts were broadcast live from Cairo, on the first Thursday of each month from the 1930s to the early '70s. The Arab world's buzz and bustle stopped, from Medina to Marrakesh, from Jeddah to Jerusalem. Shops closed. Families gathered to listen for four, five, even six hours of rapture.

Ya Hobena El Kebeir - Umm Kulthum يا حبنا الكبير - ام كلثوم

Ya Hobena El Kebeir - Umm Kulthum يا حبنا الكبير - ام كلثوم

ARAB TUNES الإيقاعات العربية: Umm Kulthum أم كلثوم ( Reloaded & Revisited )

ARAB TUNES الإيقاعات العربية: Umm Kulthum أم كلثوم ( Reloaded & Revisited )

Umm Kulthum in Wedha's Pop Art Portrait ( WPAP ) by AdamKhabibi

Umm Kulthum in Wedha's Pop Art Portrait ( WPAP ) by AdamKhabibi

Tribute stamp to Omm Kalthoum from 1975, the year of her passing. Attached is video footage of her funeral http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKWG0n4vZIk

Tribute stamp to Omm Kalthoum from the year of her passing.

El Atlal (Concert) - Umm Kulthum الاطلال (حفلة) - ام كلثوم

El Atlal (Concert) - Umm Kulthum الاطلال (حفلة) - ام كلثوم

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