Ramy Essam

Ramy Essam

Ramy Essam is an Egyptian rock musician, best known for his Tahrir Square musical protests during the Egyptian Revolution of 2011. His song “Irhal” (“Leave” in English) garnered worldwide attention as the lyrics served as a plea demanding the resignation of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak. Time Out referred to the anthem as the third-most-world-changing song of all time. Often referred to as the "singer of the Egyptian revolution," Essam's songs faced backlash and were banned in Egypt, prompting the singer to leave his home country. Essam's influential music has gotten over 6 million views. 

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  • RT @free_galal: We're happy to share with you that Galal has been conditionally released from the Civilian Court case that he faced because…Fri Apr 26, 5:02pm
  • I'm happy to be one of the performers at Woody Guthrie Center 6th Anniversary Celebration tomorrow Saturday April 2… https://t.co/zjvWzrJOf2Fri Apr 26, 4:58pm
  • Thank you Gianluca Costantini 🙏 It warms my heart to see an artist supporting those they try to silence. #FreeGalalhttps://t.co/7o2PZJvveLSat Apr 20, 9:05am

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