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Kulthum, Umm: 1920 to Present: Middle East

Umm Kulthum (1904–75) was Egypt's most famous singer of the 20th century. Born May 4, 1904, in the village of Tamay ez-Zahayra, Egypt, Umm Kulthum Ebrahim Elbeltagi was the daughter of al-Sheikh Ibrahim al-Sayyid al-Baltaji, the local imam. She was named ...

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