Ramy Essam / Bio

▷ Name : Ramy Essam Fekry.
▷ Nationality : Egyptian.
▷ Place Of Birth : Mansoura , Egypt.
▷ Job : Composer / Singer.
▷ Star Sign : Gemini.

►Born in 1987 to a family in Al-Mansoura – one of Egypt's smaller cities, where he went to school and studied Engineering.

►Ramy Essam self-learned playing the guitar and started to write songs at the age of 17, inspired by young poets like Amgad Qahwagi and Mohamed Bahgat, as well as the poet Ahmed Fouad Negm who spoke up against Mubarak’s regime.

►He established the band "Mashakel" (translated to "Problems") in 2009 and through this band started to sing for a free life, illustrating the simple daily problems he lives along with all Egyptians under Mubarak's regime

►During the January 25 Revolution,Ramy hailing from Mansoura came to Cairo on January 30 to participate in the revolution. He camped on Tahrir Square, and has become a regular Cairene since.

►He composed the crowd’s anti-Mubarak chants with his song Irhal [ Leave] which became an anthem of the protests.

►On the 11th of February 2011 Mubarak finally got the message to ‘Irhal’ and was forced to resign.

►But when Ramy Essam returned to the square after this historic announcement, he was identified as an agitator, arrested and detained for four hours, during which time he was beaten and Tasered.

►On March 9th the army stormed the square, ripping down tents and arresting more than 100 people, including Essam.men in army uniforms dragged him to the Egyptian National Museum, which had become a security headquarters.

►But That Didn’t Stop Ramy from Pressing on and Fighting for what He Believes.

►After That Ramy performed multiple Songs in Different Places across Egypt.Also Ramy Performed his songs in Brittan , South Africa, Sweden, Germany.

►Time out London Named Ramy Essam Song “ Irhal “ to be one of the 100 songs that effected Humanity
Ramy was Third on That List.

►More than 10 Documentaries were made about the Egyptian Revolution and how Ramy contributed from all over the world The United States , Germany, China , Japan , France , United Kingdom, Denmark, Egypt and others.

►On November 19th Ramy Essam was second runner up for the main prize in the 2011 Freedom to Create Prize awards.

►Then on Nov 21 he received the Freemuse Award 2011 at a ceremony in Södra Teatern in Stockholm, Sweden.

►On Jan 25 ,2012 Ramy released an album of songs from Tahrir Square, which he called “Manshourat” .

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Ramy Essam
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Rock / Pop

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Cairo, EG