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    PFS Presents Ramy Essam

    Philadelphia Folksong Society

    Where:
    6156 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19128
    When:
    • Friday January 17th 2020, 8:00pm to 10:00pm

    Folk Rock artist and human rights defender Ramy Essam is considered to be one of the loudest voices of today. With his background as the voice of the streets of his country, Ramy today stands for social justice and human rights worldwide.


    Said to be a beacon of uncommon bravery in the Middle East, Ramy Essam exploded into international fame in the Egyptian revolution starting in 2011 as his songs spread like wildfire among the demonstrators. During the height of the uprising, Ramy performed in front of hundreds of thousands of people in Tahrir Square. But fame came at a heavy price. In 2011, Ramy experienced brutal torture and arrests. Since late 2013 his songs were banned, and he was forbidden from performing publicly. Ramy has lived in exile in Sweden and Finland since 2014.

    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.

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    TICKETS
    $12 - $18
    CONTACT
    Molly Hebert-Wilson
    215-247-1300

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