Various spellings include Om Kalthoum, Oum Kalsoum,Umm Kolthoum. In Turkish, she is named Ümmü Gülsüm. She was an Egyptian singer, songwriter, and actress. Born in El Senbellawein,(kawkab el-sharq).singer of the 20th century and even the Egyptian Ministry of Information seems to have given either December 31, 1898 At a young age, Her father, an Imam, taught her to recite the Qur'an.she was noticed by Abol Ela Mohamed, and by the famous oudist Zakariyya Ahmad, who invited her to Cairo. She waited until 1923 before acceping the invitation. She was invited on several occasions to the house of Amin Beh Al Mahdy, who taught her how to play the Oud". Rawyeha Al Mahdi, daughter of Amin At this point in her career, she was introduced to the famous poet Ahmad Rami, French literature, which he greatly admired from his studies at the Sorbonne, Paris, and eventually became her head mentor in Arabic literature and literary analysis.she was introduced to the renowned lute virtuoso and composer Mohamed El Qasabgi. El Qasabgi introduced Umm Kulthum to the Arabic Theatre Palace, where she would experience her first real public success. she embarked upon a large tour of the Middle East, touring such cities as Damascus, Baghdad, Beirut, and Tripoli. Gamal Abdel Nasser, who would later become the president of Egypt.In addition, Umm Kulthum was a dedicated Egyptian patriot since the time of King Farouk. These performances are structure of Western opera, consisting of long vocal passages linked by shorter orchestral interludes. Enta Omri (You Are My Life) Umm Kulthum was rumored to have had a romantic affair with Sharif Sabri Pasha Umm Kulthum was diagnosed with a severe case of nephritis. She gave her last concert at the Palace of the Nile .She moved to the United States, where she benefited for some time from the advanced medical technology,upon re-entering her home country, she required hospitalization due to declining health. Umm Kulthum died in a Cairo hospital both in the Arab World and beyond. Among others, Jah Wobble has claimed her as a significant influence on his work. Bob Dylan has been quoted as saying "She's great. She really is. Really great" , Maria Callas, Jean-Paul Sartre, Marie Laforęt, Salvador Dalí, Nico, Bono and Led Zeppelin are also known to be admirers of Kulthum's music. One of her best known songs, Enta Omri, has been the basis of many reinterpretations, including one 2005 collaborative project involving Israeli and Egyptian artists. She had been referred to as "The Lady" by Charles de Gaulle Even today, she has retained a near mythical status amongst young Egyptians. She is also notably popular in Israel among Jews and Arabs alike
awesome relaxing soothing music.. This music is to help you relax, and calm you....Stress reliever A piece of music solo Piano for Richard Clayderman
With his lush, sophisticated, instrumental, approach to pop music, Richard Clayderman (born: Phillipe Pages) is, according to The Guinness Book of World Records, "the most successful pianist in the world." Clayderman's albums routinely sell millions of copies and his concerts are quickly sold out. In a review of his 1985 Carnegie Hall concert, Variety wrote, "(Clayderman's) main appeal lies in his youth and boyish good looks...coupled with his gentlemanly charm and his thick French accent, they promise to rope in the romantically inclined middle-aged Yank ladies who cotton to this ilk of soothing entertainment." Nancy Reagan referred to Clayderman as "the prince of romance." Instructed in classical piano by his father, Clayderman enrolled in the Paris Conservatory of Music at the age of twelve. Four years later, he placed first in a piano competition at the school. Despite his classical background, Clayderman opted for popular music when he launched his professional career. A tour as opening act for French rock musician Johnny Hollyday introduced him to an international following. Clayderman's debut album, Ballade Pour Adeline, recorded at the urging of producers and composers Oliver Toussaint and Paul De Senneville in 1977, sold more than twenty million copies and was distributed in 38 countries. Clayderman, who took his stage name from his Swedish grandmother, has continued to tour throughout the world to enthusiastic audiences. A live concert, broadcast on Chinese television in 1987 attracted more than 800 million viewers. ~ Craig Harris, All Music Guide
Representative Songs: "When a Man Loves a Woman," "I Just Called to Say I Love You," "Moon River"
Representative Albums: Romance of Richard Clayderman, Plays Love Songs of the World, Concerto Royal Philharmonic
Similar Artists: Roger Williams, Liberace, Ferrante & Teicher, Percy Faith
Performed Songs By: Paulo Sérgio Valle, Lamartine Babo, Consuelo Velázquez, Newton Mendonça, Stig Anderson, Erasmo Carlos, Ary Barroso, Tim Rice, Paul de Senneville, Andrew Wright, Stevie Wonder, Paul Williams, Marcos Valle, Björn Ulvaeus, Olivier Toussaint, Richard Stilgoe, Roger Nichols, Ennio Morricone, Antonio Carlos Jobim, James Last, Charles Hart, Oscar Hammerstein II, Carlos Gardel, Tom Evans, Claude Debussy, Fryderyk Chopin, Don Black, John Bettis, Benny Andersson, Juan Gabriel, María Mendez Grever, Armando Manzanero, Roberto Carlos, Roberto Cantoral, Richard Carpenter, Vinicius de Moraes, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Elton John, Billy Joel, Ivan Lins, Stephen Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Leonard Bernstein, Ludwig van Beethoven
Worked With: Gerard Salesses, Hervé Roy, Bruno Ribera, Marc Minier, Magic Sigwalt