''Star of the East'' Still Shining Bright
Local and regional album outlets report that sales of Um Kulthoum albums boomed by 100 percent during the last week of Ramadan, according to Madhet Zaki, the Chairman of Cairo Voice Co. for Audios and Videos Board of Directors.
The Egyptian al-Alam al-Youm newspaper reports that the sales surge was especially noticeable in Kuwait, Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Morocco.
Sales of the Egyptian singer's albums were in part boosted by a new Ramadan series on this most prominent Arab singer. The star of the series, produced by Ana'am Muhammad Ali, was Sabrin.
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