Show 14-009

Recorded: Monday, Mar 03, 2014

Arabic Music Legends on Radio MAQAM® with host Bashar Barazi celebrating the legendary Oum Kalthoum of Egypt! راديو مقام راديو ام كلثوم

The Arabic Music Legends series continues to be one of our most popular programs on Radio MAQAM® on Public Radio, especially the episodes featuring the legendary Oum Kalthoum.

In this all new episode, host Bashar Barazi continues to explore the legendary singer from Egypt, her modest upbringing, her 1923 move to Cairo which was in the middle of a social and cultural revolution, how she met poet Ahmad Rami, the influence of both Arabic and Western literature on her musical choices, Ahmad Rami and his poetic impact on her career, her ability to sing all of the Arabic music scales, her personality off-stage, and more. This is a must tune-in episode for all Oum Kalthoum fans!

Featuring the original concert recording of Ya Messaharni with lyrics by Ahmad Rami and music by Sayed Mekkawy. This performance highlights Oum Kalthoum's unparalleled vocal improvisation skills.

   
 
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- Oum Kalthoum - Ya Messaharni
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