Oum, soul singer of Morocco- Photo courtesy of Cedric Matet - Facebook account
CAIRO – 24 July 2017: Moroccan-Saharan soul singer Oum will be performing on Friday July 28 at 8:30 p.m. Cairo Local time at Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Tickets are sold for LE 50 ($2.7). Oum's concert is part of the 15th International Summer Festival that started on July 10 and will continue till August 26.
Oum is known across the Middle East and Europe for merging Arabian Saharan sounds with jazz and soul. She is a singer, composer and bilingual lyricist who writes her songs, mixing the Moroccan Darija dialect with English.
Her name originally comes from the Moroccan Oum El-Ghaït, which means the mother of relief. This name is given to girls who are born during rainfall in the desert. In 2009 she released her first album and afterwards she became famous in Morocco; however after the release of her Soul Album she started becoming famous internationally, in France, England, North Africa and across the Middle East.