Umm Kulthum

The voice of the revolution

Amsterdams Andalusisch Orkest
Fri 4 Oct 2024 20:15 - 22:00
Fri 4 Oct 2024
20:15 - 22:00
  • Fri 4 Oct 2024
    20:15 - 22:00
    Grote Zaal


Amsterdams Andalusisch Orkest 

And musical guests

A tribute to Umm Kulthum, who embodied hope 

The Amsterdam Andalusian Orchestra celebrates the legacy of Umm Kulthum, an icon of Arab culture, with a triptych. This concert immerses you in post-colonial Egypt, where Umm Kulthum played a crucial role. Her music, broadcast on Radio Cairo, was a symbol of hope and change. The rise of Umm Kulthum coincided with Egypt’s struggle for independence. One of her songs even became the national anthem, holding the title from 1960 to 1979. 

The Amsterdam Andalusian Orchestra, together with international guests, breathes new life into this fascinating history. The orchestra has been captivating new audiences with rich musical traditions for ten years.