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

Nada Awar

Abstract


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 ...


Keywords


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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