Umm Kulthum: Artistic Agency and the Shaping of an Arab Legend, 1967–2007

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Wesleyan University Press, 01.01.2012 - 256 Seiten
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In 1967 Egypt and the Arab world suffered a devastating defeat by Israel in the Six-Day War. Though long past the age at which most singers would have retired, the sexagenarian Egyptian singer Umm Kulth m launched a multifaceted response to the defeat that not only sustained her career, but also expanded her international fame and shaped her legacy. By examining biographies, dramas, monuments, radio programming practices, and recent recordings, Laura Lohman delves into Umm Kulth m's role in fashioning her image and the conflicting ways that her image and music have been interpreted since her death in 1975.

 

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Inhalt

Introduction
1
1 A New Umm Kulth363m
17
2 For Country or Self ?
38
3 Sustaining a Career Shaping a Legacy
63
4 From Artist to Legend
90
5 Mother of Egypt or Erotic Partner?
112
6 An Evolving Heritage
137
Epilogue
167
Notes
173
References
185
Index
221
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LAURA LOHMAN is an assistant professor in the Department of Music at California State University, Fullerton.

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