Egypt: Censorship report launched in jam-packed Cairo theatre

2 June 2014

Already hours before the launch of the Freemuse/AFTE study ‘Censors of Creativity’ on 21 May 2014, dozens of young Ramy Essam supporters started gathering outside the entrance of the Townhouse/Rawabet Theatre in downtown Cairo. The famous ‘singer of the revolution’ was one of the artists who performed at the launch. …

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United Kingdom: Freemuse Award winner Ramy Essam refused visa

1 September 2015

 UPDATE ON 2 SEPTEMBER 2015: United Kingdom grants visa for Ramy Essam after all   The Egyptian singer and Freemuse Award winner Ramy Essam has been refused a visit visa to the United Kingdom. He was supposed to take part in the Festival 800 in Lincoln on Saturday 5 September 2015 …

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Freemuse: Manu Chao supports Freemuse campaign

28 August 2012

  “Freedom of expression is important to anyone and we must fight for it. I am supporting the work of Freemuse and I’m here to help,” says singer Manu Chao in a comment to the current Freemuse campaigns for persecuted and imprisoned musicians and composers worldwide. Headlining the Mela Festival …

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Freemuse Award 2011: Ramy Essam honoured in Stockholm

21 November 2011

Award ceremonyfromSKAP.  Press service:  Click here for sound files and photos in high resolution On 21 November 2011 the Egyptian singer Ramy Essam received the Freemuse Award 2011 at a ceremony in Södra Teatern in Stockholm, Sweden. “My dream is to spread the voice of Egypt all over the world. Thank …

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Press release: Freemuse Award winner 2011: Ramy Essam

25 October 2011

  Egyptian singer Ramy Essam, who provided the soundtrack for the Arab Spring at Tahrir Square, is the winner of the 2011 Freemuse Award. The artist will receive the award at a ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden, on Monday 21 November 2011. After eight years spent trying to break into the …

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