When we remember the golden days of the 40s, elegance and extravagance immediately come to mind. Apart from the exquisite sense of fashion of all classes, art was regularly appreciated and applauded. To attend a musical concert, you had to be prepared in advance with an open mind before you planned a chic outfit. The event would be the highlight of your year, if not your entire life.
But, to attend a performance by Um Kulthoum, it would seem like your existence solely stood still until you’ve listened to her syrupy vocals. The crowd would simply not be able to stop clapping, crying, and cheering the entire evening. A few even tended to – understandably – lose consciousness. Who can blame them? It’s “El-Sett” (The Lady) after all.
Dubbed as the “Star of the Orient”, Um Kulthoum needs no introduction, and her work has lived on decades after her passing. With an impressive career that spanned from the 20s all the way to her final days in the mid-70s, the songs she sang have been engraved on our hearts and carry memories that evoke deep emotions every time they’re played.
Although seeing her on stage was nothing but a distant dream, RMC is bringing the iconic chanteuse to life right here in the motherland after a successful night at Dubai Opera. Egyptian fans will be able to sing along with her hologram figure during her digitised performances of Enta Omri, Alf Leila Wa Leila, and Al Atlal taking place at Royal Abdeen Palace.
Prepare for a magical night and mark your calendars for the 20th of November. For booking, call 16826.