Croon to the Lady of Arab’s music at Riyadh Season

An experience of a lifetime

When Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin heard Umm Kulthum’s voice in Marrakech in 1970, he was “driven to distraction.” Umm Kulthum, the legendary Egyptian diva with a voice adored by many around the world today, performed powerful, political music over a 60-year career. The singer lives in the hearts of her followers, and her enchanting voice is still felt in their ears. Her voice and herself possessed great power. The Riyadh Season 2021 has set aside a particular area for you to enjoy a special event of remembering and reminiscing Umm Kulthum.

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Experience the Immortal Umm Kulthum

Picture of Umm Kulthum
The eternal star Umm Kulthum. Source: theguardian.com

This Riyadh Season will present you with an exclusive Umm Kulthum music experience as well as a chance to relive her era. Umm Kulthum is claimed never to sing a line the same way twice. Even after all these years, Umm Kulthum’s voice continues to live on in the hearts of her followers, delighting fans of original art with melodies that modern music techniques and new singing trends like auto-tuning could not erase from memory. 

She was more than a musician at her time; she was a global phenomenon. She was a symbol of authentic Arab and Egyptian culture as well as pan-Arab unity. Umm Kulthum presented two popular images: a refined woman who could educate the masses and a peasant daughter who embodied working-class’ suffering.

Gone are the days when hearing Umm Kulthum’s voice made us nostalgic. This year’s Riyadh Season has an event for the Lady of Arab, Umm Kulthum songs through hologram technology. For many, events like these in Riyadh Season 2021 are dreams come true. The event also includes a museum and karaoke, so event organizers recommend arriving half an hour before the show to take advantage of the museum and karaoke.

Hologram projection of Umm Kulthum
First-time holograph projection of Umm Kulthum performance. Source: alarabiya.net

When is it Happening?

The event is live from 27th February 2022 to 20th March 2022.

 

Where is it Happening? 

The venue of the event is in Boulevard Music – Kawkab Al Sharq Theater. To get the location directions on Google Map, click here.

Wall painting of Umm Kulthum
A 16 large-scale mural painting of Umm Kulthum Source: Reuters

How much is it going to cost you?

The ticket rate per head will be 500 riyals and includes entrance to the boulevard. 

Who can attend?

Individuals above the age of 12 can attend the show, and children under the age of 12 are not allowed.

This musical performance, which will feature the most well-known pieces of Umm Kulthum, the Lady of Arabic Song, will be a spectacular event that you never want to miss. Don’t wait too long; book your flights to Riyadh now. 

 

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