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Female Singers In The Arab World: Cultural Symbols in A Traditional Society

Nada Awar


The Arab's appreciation of female singers is largely due to the romantic character of their culture. Hence, there is an abundance of sentimentalism, nostalgia and religiousity. A song is perceived as a means to express feelings, spread values and norms, and get human beings closer to their creator once used in the spiritual context. Naturally, the singer secures a prestigious position among the people for using his/her voice, «a gift from God”,  to spread the word of God, express loneliness, reflect patriotism , etc ...


Female singers; Arab world; Um-Kalthoum; Fairouz

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DOI: 10.32380/alrj.v0i0.1155


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ISSN: 0259-9953

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