Radio interview with singer Ramy Essam
Listen to BBC’s interview with Ramy Essam, the Egyptian singer-songwriter who became famous for turning protesters chants into catchy songs
The 24-year-old singer Ramy Essam was one of the first to stand up on stage on Tahrir Square in January 2011 and directly attack Mr Mubarak, calling the president by name and telling him to leave.
In this interview with Matthew Bannister in the BBC World Service’s Outlook programme on 25 July 2011, Ramy Essam told his story about how he shot to the forefront of the revolution with a collection of songs that captured the fear, optimism and defiant demand for change that was sweeping across Egypt in January 2011. Listen online
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Available until 21 August 2011