Part I: 1. What was Umm Kulthum’s first vocal training in? (1 point) 2. What /wh

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Part I:
1. What was Umm Kulthum’s first vocal training in? (1 point)
2. What /who was the Egyptian Revolution of 1919 mobilized against? How
did Umm Kulthum take part in the popular mobilization? (1 point)
3. Following the 1919 Egyptian Revolution, what new media technology was
introduced to Egypt that Umm Kulthum used to record and disseminate
her songs? (1 point)
4. Name one vocal technique mastered by Umm Kulthum mastered that
heightened expressiveness. (1 point)
5. What new instruments were introduced to Umm Kulthum’s ensemble? And
in what style did she insist that these instruments be played? (1 point)
6. When was Egypt freed of British control and influence? (name a date or an
era or an event) (1 point)
7. Name / quote the poetic verse that Umm Kulthum sang and that became a
motto for the popular mobilization in late 40s / early 50s’. (1 points)
8. What was Egyptian president / military officer Jamal Abdel Nasser’s
reaction when he learned that Umm Kulthum’s songs were not being
played on the national radio? (1 point)
Part II:
9. What are some of musical and lyrical elements / choices that Umm
Kulthum made that earned her fame? (1 point)
10.What do you think are some social and political stances that Umm
Kulthum took that earned her fame? (1 point)
11.What are some references that interviewees and fans made when
speaking about Umm Kulthum and her songs? (reference to life events,
emotional states, politics, social issues, etc.) (1 point)
12.How do you evaluate the title of the documentary [Umm Kulthum: A Voice
Like Egypt]? Do you think it is reflective of the status that Umm Kulthum
enjoys in Egypt and beyond? (1 point)
13.Look up, listen to, and share one musical example and share your first
impressions of it. (you will be able to find many video and audio examples
on Youtube. Try to look up “Om Kalthoum” or “Um Kulthum” or “Umm
Kulthum”. Feel free to comment on vocal ornaments, poetry [if
translated], musical ensemble, audience reaction, affect, etc. feel free to
listen to only some sections) (3 points)
14.Share your favourite line / quote from the documentary. (1 point
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