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Egyptian songs used in Marvel’s ‘Moon Knight’

Egyptian songs were used by Egyptian director Mohamed Diab, of “Moon Knight”, the latest Marvel series which started screening three weeks ago on the Disney Plus platform.

The first three episodes of the series included Egyptian songs from the late Egyptian singer Nagat Al Saghira’s “Bahlam Maak” (I’m dreaming with you).

This song was used in the first episode and appears when “Steven” was sitting in the restaurant waiting for his date.

In the second episode, which revolved around Mark Specter’s control of the body of his host Steven Grant to serve the god Khonshu in achieving his goals, the “El Melouk” (The Kings) song for Enaba and Ahmed Saad was played at the end.

Mai al-Qalamawy played the role of Specter’s wife in the episode.

Diab commented on using El Melouk song at the end of the second episode, saying: “It was important for show all forms of our art, and thank God, the world loved Egyptian songs with their diversity in the show.”

After the using El Melouk song in the Marvel series, it ranked 15th in the world’s top song sales.

In the third episode, Warda’s “Batwanes Bik” became the first Arabic song to prequel a Marvel work in history.

“Moon Knight” series is starring Ethan Hawke, Oscar Isaac and Gaspard Ulliel, and is directed by Mohamed Diab. Dialogue is by the trio Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead and George Clooney. Egyptian duo Ahmed Dash and Hazem Ehab take part in the acting.

In March, Director Mohamed Diab celebrated the premiere of his series “Moon Knight” in Los Angeles, in the presence of Marvel President and Disney President.

“Being the first Arab and Egyptian to (collaborate with) Marvel is a great responsibility.

 If the experience succeeds, God willing Arab and Egyptian directors will be hired.

I was interested in using Egyptians in the project, such as Hisham Nazih for the soundtrack, Ahmed Hafez for editing, and Reem al-Adl and Ali Hossam in the Egyptian part (of the series),” he said.

Egyptian actors such as Amr al-Qady, Zizi Dagher, Ahmed Dash and Hazem Ehab contributed to the work, he continued.

“I was interested in showing and using Egyptian talents, which of course needed determination and to be at a high level of competitiveness,” he said.

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