Singer of the Revolution Ramy Essam releases new album

Ahram Online, Monday 2 Jul 2012

Ramy Essam, who became famous singing in Tahrir Square during the January 25 Revolution and spent time in military detention, releases his second album entitled 'Masallah' (Obelisk)


Egyptian artist Ramy Essam, nicknamed "The Singer of the Revolution," releases his second album Masallah (Obelisk), a mini album that features a new genre called the Deep Step.

According to Al-Ahram's Arabic-language news website, Masallah is different from Essam's first album Manshurat (Political Fliers) and includes five political songs: Tartour (Weakling), Action, Cursed Electoral System, Obelisk 2012, and Work Through Your Card.

Like Manshurat, however, Masallah is also a self-funded and self-produced project by the 20-something year old artist.

The album's lyrics were written by Amgad El-Khwagy, Essam composed the music and was edited by Tahir Saleh.

Ramy Essam has actively participated in demonstrations since Mubarak's ouster and performed live concerts in various pro-revolution venues. On March 9, 2011, he was arrested by the military police during a demonstration in Tahrir Square and said he was tortured by officers while in detention in the Egyptian Museum.

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