The Royal Mummies Parade’s star was the music and The three women who slayed it!

The Royal Mummies Parade's star was the music and The three women who slayed it!

From the start of the Royal Mummies Parade, people admired and praised the organization and the ceremony. 

One of the most praise factors was the ceremony’s music performances, all composed by Hisham Nazih.

The singing was in the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic language. The songs are taken from the Book of the Dead and some poems written on the temples,

Singers Reham Abdel Hakim, Amira Selim, and Nesma Mahjoub stole the lights, as well, with their beautiful voices during the opening of the parade of mummies in the presence of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi.

Hesham Nazih:

Hesham Nazih is an Egyptian music and film/television series score composer. He started his career in 1992, composing the scores of very famous and successful films, including Hysteria, Tito, and Elfeel El Azraq (The Blue Elephant). 

He also composed scores for the television series Sharbat Louz (Almond Nectar), Niran Sadiqa (Friendly Fire), and Al-Aahd (The Covenant).

Reham Abdel Hakim:

Reham Abdel Hakim was born in 1982 in Egypt. She is an actress and singer known for covering Om Kulthum songs.

Nesma Mahjoub:

Nesma Mahjoub is an Egyptian singer and actress. She started her professional career after winning the 8th season of Star Academy – MENA in 2011. Mahgoub has the skill to sing in many languages, like Egyptian, Arabic, English, Italian, French, Spanish, German, Latin, and even Hindi. She excels in her musical career, singing Oriental, Pop, Rock, Opera, and much more. 

Mahgoub has decided to dedicate her time to her original music and find songs to complete her new musical vision.

Amira Selim:

Amira Selim is an Egyptian soprano and opera singer based in France.

Selim was born in Cairo, the daughter of pianist Marcelle Matta and painter Ahmed Fouad Selim. After studying piano, ballet and painting, she started voice training and Italian repertoire in Italy with soprano Gabriella Ravazzi in 1993 and graduated from the Cairo Conservatoire in 1999.

In October 2001, she received a French Government scholarship to study with soprano Caroline Dumas at the École Normale de Musique de Paris, where she obtained the Diplôme supérieur de concertiste in 2004.

In 2002, she was the first prize winner at the international competition in Orvieto, Italy.

Selim started her career as a member and soloist at the Cairo Opera company in 1997 with her first leading role in Rossini’s opera Il Barbiere di Siviglia in 1998, followed by several other productions.

After moving to France, she continued to feature in Egyptian operas and French, Italian, and German companies.

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