Celebrating Christmas, Amira Selim releases ancient Egyptian song ‘Merut Ek’



Sat, 07 Jan 2023 - 11:51 GMT


Sat, 07 Jan 2023 - 11:51 GMT

File: Amira Selim.

File: Amira Selim.




Celebrating the new year and the Egyptian Orthodox Christmas, famed soprano Amira Selim released her latest music video entitled Merut Ek (“Your Love”) which is an ancient Egyptian love song.



Selim improvised Merut Ek on Prelude by JS Bach.



The sound of the song has been mixed and edited by Mafdy Thabet and Selim sang accompanied by harpist Mona Wassef.

The song's lyrics are taken from the Chester Beatty Papyrus after reviewing it by Egyptologist Yasmin El Shazly.



English and Arabic subtitles were added to the music video of Merut EK to help people to understand the song lyrics.

“My heart bares itself instantly at the memory of your love. It does not let me walk like a person. It has strayed from its shelter and does not let me put on a dress. My heart bares itself instantly at the memory of your love. My heart, do not stray,” reads the lyrics.

Merut EK video clip was shot in France by the director of photography, Medhat Soody, edited by Kamal Abou Hashem and directed by Hisham Abdel Khalek.

Selim initially presented the song in December, 2021 during her participation in the opening of Nefertiti Palace Egyptian virtual city of Metatut.

Selim shared her song with her fans through social media platforms saying "This is my gift to you for the holidays."

Merut Ek was released on different music platforms, including YouTube, Anghami, iTunes and Spotify.

Amira Selim was born on January 1, 1976 in Cairo, and belongs to an artistic family.


Her father is the late plastic artist Ahmed Fouad Selim, and her mother is the Egyptian international pianist Marcel.

Selim was graduated from the Cairo Conservatory and completed her postgraduate studies in France.


She performed many solo performances on most French theaters.


Selim has played the lead roles in various international operas including “The Barber of Seville”, “The Phantom of the Opera”, among others.



She also participated in Disney films through the Arabic version of the movie "Cinderella" as Doria and participated in the Disney film "Bambi" with a song entitled "Mahma El-Omr Yetool."

Selim rose to fame after her exceptional orchestral performance during the Pharaohs' Golden Parade in Egypt, where she performed her hymn, "A Reverence for Isis", in the ancient Egyptian language.




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