Voice of Egypt by Virginia Danielson
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Voice of Egypt
By Virginia Danielson

The Voice of Egypt

Umm Kulthum, Arabic Song and Egyptian Society in the Twentieth Century New edition

By (author) See other recent books by Virginia Danielson
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $42.95
Your Price: $38.66 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $4.30! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.93 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply

Voice of Egypt by Virginia Danielson

Book Awards

  • Shortlisted for Association for Recorded Sound Collections Award: Excellence in the Recorded Folk or Ethnic Field 1998.

Book Description

Umm Kuthum was a celebrated musical performer in the Arab world, and her songs still permeate the international airwaves. This, the first English-language biography, chronicles her life and career. In particular, it examines her popularity in a society which discouraged women from public performance. The text examines the careful construction of Kulthum's popularity; from childhood her mentors honed her abilities to accord with Arab and Muslim practice, but ultimately, she created her own idiom from local precedents and traditions, and developed original song styles from both populist and neo-classical traditions. Danielson seeks to show how Umm Kulthum's music and public personality helped form popular culture and contributed to the broader artistic, societal and political forces surrounding her.

Buy Voice of Egypt book by Virginia Danielson from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780226136127
ISBN-10: 0226136124
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 21-Jan-1998
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions...


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Voice of Egypt book by Virginia Danielson and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Virginia Danielson close
BoomerangBooks.com.au close