anyway - i go to my desk, turn on the computer, go to google chrome and woaaaaaahhh - umm kulthum - it's her birthday -
and here goes technology:
|Born||Umm Kulthum Ebrahim Elbeltagi|
Unconfirmed; some time between 1898 and 1904
Tamay Ez-Zahayra, El Senbellawein,Egypt
|Died||February 3, 1975|
|Cause of death||renal failure-induced stroke|
Umm Kulthum (Arabic: أم كلثوم, born أم كلثوم إبراهيم البلتاجي , Umm Kulthum Ebrahim Elbeltagi; see Kunya; Egyptian Arabic: Om Kalsoum). (circa 1900; February 3, 1975). Various spellings include Om Koultoum, Om Kalthoum, Oumme Kalsoum, and Umm Kolthoum. She was an Egyptian singer, songwriter, and actress. Born in Tamay ez-Zahayra village that belongs to El Senbellawein, she is known as the Star of the East (kawkab el-sharq). More than three decades after her death, she is still recognized as one of the Arab world's most famous and distinguished singers of the 20th century.
ryam idriss just came to work - take that google!