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Rock artist and human rights defender Ramy Essam is considered to be one of the loudest voices of today. His resilient journey from the hub of the Egyptian revolution to the international stages has included viral hits and awards as well as moments of struggle. With his background in being the voice of the streets of his country, Ramy today stands for social justice and human rights worldwide.

Ramy’s music is rock with Egyptian flavor and hiphop influences, inspired by hard rock and grunge. He sings in both Egyptian Arabic and English.

Ramy has received plenty of awards for his music and activism. The latest prize, Václav Havel Prize of Creative Dissent was honored by the Human Rights Foundation in May 2019. 
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Ramy’s videos have been viewed nearly 30 million times across different platforms. One of his biggest hits is Segn Bel Alwan (feat. Malikah) a song about imprisoned women and gender equality, which has over 5.5 million views on YouTube.

“Music is the strongest peaceful weapon in the world.”

–Ramy Essam

 

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