Umm Kulthum [1] (أم كلثوم), born Fātimah ʾIbrāhīm as-Sayyid al-Biltāǧī (فاطمة إبراهيم السيد البلتاجي) on an uncertain date (December 30, 1898 or May 4, 1904?[2]) and who died February 3, 1975, was an internationally famous Egyptian singer, songwriter, and film actress of the 1930s to the 1970s. She is known as Kawkab al-Sharq ("Star of the East") in Arabic. More than three decades after her death in 1975, she is still widely regarded as the greatest Arabic female singer in history. [3]

Discography [4]Edit



  • Oum Kalthoum - Diva of Arab Music (2CD: Dejavu Retro Gold Collection R2CD 42-41)
  1. Gadet Hobak Leih (Ahmed Rami - Riad el Soumbati) 39:20
  2. Akbal El Layal (Ahmed Rami - Riad el Soumbati) 34:50
  1. Al Nil Ahmed Shawky - Riad el Soumbati) 26:55
  2. Hadeeth Al Rouh (Mohamed Ikbal - Riad el Soumbati) 26:20
  3. Ghareb Ala Bab El Raga (Jaher abu Fasha - Kamal et Faweel) 22:27


  1. Wikipedia, 20.4.2013; with many different spellings around
  2. Umm Kulthūm. (2012). In Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved from
  3. Wikipedia, 20.4.2013
  4. Discogs, m20.4.2013

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