The Microphone - The Songwriting Workshop

The Microphone
The Songwriting Workshop
By Ramy Essam a.k.a. the “Singer of Tahrir Square”

Do you want to write a song? Would you like to express yourself by taking part in putting together a song: writing lyrics, composing, playing or singing? Join! All you need is the will to create a song together – you don’t need to have any previous experience at all.

A PLURIstudio Workshop series on Songwriting
Who? 10 young Arabic speaking youth, refugees welcome!
Where? The Museum of Impossible Forms (getting there)
Teacher? Ramy Essam, Egyptian musician and activist
Contact & Sign-In: (Ahmed/Sanni)
Requirements: No previous experience required. Just turn up!
Read more about Ramy Essam below and at:

Thise PLURIstudio Workshop, co-hosted by Museum of Impossible Forms is a part of the PLURIversity.

PLURIversity is a Perpetuum Mobile - PM project funded by the Koneen Säätiö - Kone Foundation

ورشة عمل تأليف أغاني

هل تريد عمل أغنية؟ هل ترغب في التعبير عن نفسك من خلال المشاركة في أغنية ، من خلال كتابة كلماتة الأغاني ، أو التلحين ، أو العزف ، أو الغناء؟ شاركنا! كل ما تحتاجه هو الرغبة فى عمل أغنية بشكل جماعى - و لست بحاجة إلى أي خبرة.

ورشة عمل على تأليف الأغاني
ل: ١٠ من الشباب الناطقين باللغة العربية
فى: متحف النماذج المستحيلة
المعلم المشرف: رامي عصام
المتطلبات: لا توجد خبرة مطلوبة


Ramy Essam is an Egyptian artist, best known for his appearances in Tahrir Square in Cairo during the Egyptian Revolution of 2011. He is one of the few singers in Middle East to sing hard rock.

In 2011 Ramy exploded into international fame as the real voice of the Egyptian revolution. Since late 2014, Ramy has been living in Finland and Sweden, which gave him again the chance to create and perform freely and he started to use the opportunity to spread his message around the world as an ambassador of the Egyptian revolution. He remains to be one of the loudest voices for the young generation in Egypt and its struggle for a progressive and modern society, but has also become an international symbol of social activism and a beacon of uncommon bravery in the Middle East and the rest of the world. Ramy stands for gender equality, freedom, social justice, equity, health care, minority rights, education and peace.

One of Ramy's biggest hits, Segn Bel Alwan (featuring Lebanese rapper Malikah) was released in 2016. The song highlighting women’s situation and the issue of gender equality in his home country, became a big hit and one of the most streamed videos in Egypt in the weeks after its release.

Ramy collaborated with UK artist PJ Harvey on The Camp, a single released in June 2017 to benefit displaced children in the Lebanese Bekaa Valley fleeing the Syrian Civil War.

In 2017 Ramy released his album Resala Ela Magles El Amn ("A Letter To The UN Security Council") on Universal Music MENA. The album is a mix of re-recorded older tracks and new compositions. The lyrical topics range from depictions of daily hardships of normal people, the struggle for social justice and women´s rights, environmental issues and criticism of the regime.