Pictures of Um Kolthoum Like You’ve Never Seen Before

Via Eslam El-Refae
Via Oum Kalsoum Tumblr.
Via Oum Kalsoum Tumblr.

 

Pictures have surfaced on the Egyptian Internet via Facebook user Eslam El-Refae claiming to be of Um Kolthoum. The pictures reveal a supposed side of kawkab al-sharq we’ve never seen before.

 

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Via Reflections on Exile and Other Essays.

 

Apparently, there were lots of rumors and theories about Um Kolthoum’s sexuality during the time she was still alive. Even the well-renowned professor of literature Edward Said mentioned it in his book “Reflections on Exile and Other Essays,” but, of course, Kolthoum’s groundbreaking vocals echoed louder and overrode such gossip.

 

 

Here are the photos that have been taking over Facebook by storm that claim to be of Um Kolthoum:

 

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Via Eslam El-Refae

 

 

Via Eslam El-Refae
Via Eslam El-Refae

 

 

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Via Eslam El-Refae

 

 

WE SAID THIS: Don’t miss out on Craving the Um Kolthoum Nostalgia: Watch Her Dreamy Audience As They Enjoy Her Voice.

 

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