Thursday, May 8, 2008

The Notorious Diva

Sabah - imagine a cross between Cher and Streisand, but very nearly older than both combined - has been a fixture of Middle Eastern entertainment for decades (she made her first film in 1938).

Here, she revisits one of her classics and takes under her wing a Baby Diva, a singer named Rola Saad.

I think she looks fabulous, and her almost complete immobility is not, in fact, a result of her astonishing longevity, but has actually been a feature of her performing style since the 50s.

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