ERIC Number: EJ1080948
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
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Towards an Analysis of the Discourse of Arabic Song: A Case Study--Umm Kulthoum's Song "AlAtlal"
Hussein, Gameel Abdelmageed
Forum on Public Policy Online, v2015 n1 2015
Arabic song has always played an important role in the life of Arabs. It reflects cultural attitudes and influences them. However, this major expressive discourse has been almost completely neglected in Arabic literary and critical studies. For this reason, this paper focuses on Arabic song, in the hope that my study will encourage other scholars to address similar issues. This study focuses on a much-loved song of the famous Egyptian singer, Umm Kulthoum, who is considered a legend in Arabic singing. This study applies a literary-cultural analysis. The song in question is a musical setting of a literary poem; thus it crosses the boundary between high art and popular culture. The paper explores this relationship and its implications.
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