Ramy Essam picks up two international awards in two days.
22nd November 2011
On 21 November 2011 the Egyptian singer Ramy Essam received the Freemuse Award 2011 at a ceremony in Södra Teatern in Stockholm, Sweden.
The Freemuse Award Committee stated: “Ramy Essam played an important role during the Egyptian revolution and suffered severe beatings and torture as a consequence. He personifies the powerful role that music played in the Arab Spring.”
For full details click http://freemuse.org/sw45357.asp
Two days earlier Ramy had been in South Africa for the Freedom to Create awards where he was honoured with a 'runner-up' prize of 10,000 US dollars at a vibrant awards ceremony and concert at the Kirstenbosch Gardens in Cape Town.
For full details read http://www.freedomtocreate.com/prize-2011-winners