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Saudi Tv surprises with Oum Kalthoum concert broadcast for the first time

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A Saudi-led TV channel has aired a 45-minute concert of Egyptian singer Oum Kalthoum in a first for 30 years.

As part of the latest cultural wave that swept through the country, Saudi Arabia decided to air, starting Monday October 2nd at midnight, the long-lasting musical concerts by the widely-loved Oum Kalthoum.A decision that came a few days after the ban on women to drive was lifted. Earlier in September, Saudi Arabia opened a cinema complex, and widened investment with an ambitious touristic destination located along the Red Sea.

According to Saudi media outlets, the move comes part of king Slaman’s strategy to  » Change the facades of the Saudi society ».

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