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Who's Who Challenge! -

It's time again for another Who's Who Challenge! Members: if you answer our questions in the DO blog AND cite your sources, you'll get $5 off your next month of membership!

The Rules:

1. We give you a historical figure or event to research and you have a few questions to answer about the historical figure or event in order to complete your challenge.

2. You can use the internet, books, DVDs, magazines and journals, etc. to do your research. In order to win the challenge and get $5 off your membership, you must already have a membership to Datura Online and you MUST cite your sources using MLA citations (Brush up on your citation skills here: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/ or use this handy dandy tool: http://www.easybib.com/). To participate in this challenge we must refrain from embedded opinion: supported and cited facts only, fellow scholars!

3. You don’t have to write a paper (unless you are super nerdy like we are and enjoy that sort of thing), just answer the questions we give you in at least three sentences per question. Of course, you are more than welcome to share any fascinating tidbits you find in your quest for knowledge. If others share the same information as you, that’s ok! But let’s do our best to share different resources and knowledge so we can all grow together.

4. We’ll compile several of the juiciest Who's Who? challenge winners’ answers in a separate blog post, along with all the resources you find so they’re all easy to look at in one place. If we choose your answers, we’ll include your profile name in the post naming you as a “History Buff” on Datura Online!

Umm Kalthoum

Our historical figure for May: Umm Kalthoum!

Here are your questions:

1. Who was Umm Kalthoum?

2. How did she impact our dance form?

3. Pick one of Umm Kalthoum's songs and listen to it. Tell us a little bit about the history of the song (ex. Who composed the song? Is the song historically significant in any way? What maqam was the song composed in? What do the lyrics mean? etc.)

You have until July 21st, 2017 to submit your answers. Now get out there and have fun researching!

If you have a suggestion for our Who’s Who Challenge, let us know in the comments below!