Umm Kulthum - Star of the East
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Al Atlal (The Ruins)
Sung by Umm Kulthum, recorded in concert in Tunis
Music by Riad Al-Sonbati, Lyrics by Ibrahim Nagi

"Tunisian audiences went wild at the concert and during Umm Kulthum's visit. She told a journalist of the trip: "When I see these people, I realize I can never give them as much as they give me." Her visit to Tunisia coincided with the breaking off of relations between Egypt and Tunisia. Umm Kulthum met with President Bourguiba for hours, and a few days later, diplomatic relations were restored between the two countries." source

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