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      Asmahan, sister and co-star of the great Farid al-Abash, has been called the only voice that can be compared with Umm Kulthum's, but with (as one Arab expert put it) more "tenderness and femininity." A master of the traditional sound, she was also on the cutting edge of the film-oriented and to some extent Western-oriented 1940s "new music," and some of her most unforgettable songs were in that vein. Her brother sings with her on many of her recordings. Asmahan's fame was increa... Read more

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