"Egyptian singer Ramy Essam has been declared the winner of the 2011 Freemuse Award for his work as the “singer of the revolution,” during the protests that toppled former President Hosni Mubarak in February.Essam’s song “Irhal,” or “Leave,” became very popular during the days of the revolution. The artist is now working on an album inspired by the protests.
“Ramy Essam continues a long tradition of protest singers who have become symbols of civil rights movements and through their music express frustrations and hope in song rather than speech. In 2009 Pete Seeger received the Freemuse Award. Like Seeger, Ramy has shown that one musician with a single instrument can make a difference,” said Marie Korpe, the Executive Director of Freemuse." (Sarah Sheffer/Bikya Masr)
Vidéo ("Irhal") : http://youtu.be/QrNIF4gLkvo