OM KALSOUM lirics translation and transliterations
i am from usa, heard om kalsoum concerts on shortwave radio with collegue in University of Ga. While in Spain, where I live now, heard her on radio while in Andalucia, recognized her voice. Was learning flamenco so had no time for other music. now i am in Madrid, most of the flamenco icons I studied with have died, so I am learnng songs of Om Kalsoum. My favorite is Sunbati but I also am learning songs of Abdul Wahab, Said Makowi, Mhd el Mougui, Baligh Hamdi, but only the ones that I enjoy enough to listen to many hours which is necessary. I alsoplay guitar and oud but havent an oud so when someone with oud is available , I practice the accompanyment, as I dont read music. I also learned flamenco by ear, the original way of learning.
I am journalist, pprr, photographer, and former acting consul honorary of Yemen in Spain until establishing embassy which I helped to accomplish some years ago
My artistic name is MARIA LA MARRURRA which u can find on GOOGLE. where I sang on TV canalsur. I will soon go to Seville for another program of Jesus Quintero the producer of many successful tv programs.