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Tue 23.3.2021  /  G Livelab Tampere  /  Tampere

Ramy Essam

Ramy Essam Tickets

This event is rescheduled again.

Tickets purchased for the previous event dates 17.11.2020, 2.12.2020 and 19.1.2021 are valid as they are. If the new event date is not suitable, you may return your tickets by 18.2.2021 by filling the form on our website www.tiketti.fi/returntickets

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Rock artist and human rights defender Ramy Essam is considered to be one of the loudest voices of today

His resilient journey from the hub of the Egyptian revolution to the international stages has included viral hits and awards as well as moments of struggle. With his background in being the voice of the streets of his country, Ramy today stands for social justice and human rights worldwide.

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.

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 hundres of thousands of people in Tahrir Square and became the voice of the revolution. His song Irhal demanding resignation of then-ruler Hosni Mubarak is referred to as the real anthem of the revolution. Irhal was listed as #3 Song That Changed History by Time Out Magazine.

But fame came with 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, e.g. working in artist residencies hosted by ICORN and Artists At Risk. In addition to touring worldwide and releasing music, Ramy has performed in theatre pieces gaining five stars reviews internationally.

Ramy's videos have been viewed nearly 30 million times across different platforms. One of his biggest hits is Segn Bel Alwan (feat. Malikah), a song about imprisoned women and gender equality, which has over 5.5 million views on YouTube.

In 2017, Ramy and PJ Harvey released song The Camp with music video built from footage by photographer Giles Duley. The artists donate all net profits from the track to Beyond Association, a Lebanese NGO which provides access to education and support for displaced children in the Bekaa Valley of Lebanon.

Ramy has received plenty of awards for his music and activism. The latest prize, Václav Havel Prize of Creative Dissent was honored by the Human Rights Foundation in May 2019.

Ramy is like a "Rock Bob Dylan of the Middle East".
-Tom Morello

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Age limit: All ages
Time: Doors at 18:00
Showtime 19:00

Ticket price includes 3 € cloackroom charge.

Under 18-year-old music lovers are welcome to G Livelab Tampere shows with an adult. Children under school age can enter gigs free of charge, for others tickets are priced normal.

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G LIVELAB TAMPERE - SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

The concert will be held with a small audience capacity (max 70 tickets sold), taking into account 1m safety distances. Advance arrangements, safety distances and enhanced hygiene solutions aim to guarantee the safest possible concert experience for customers, musicians and staff. We ask our concert clients to follow our guidelines:

  • Admission to the concert is prohibited if you have flu symptoms, are possibly in the infection chain or within two weeks visited in a country with high covid-19 risk. In case of illness, tickets have a money back quarantee.
  • Avoid close contact with others. We guarantee seating for all guests. Places are filled in order of arrival. Our staff will guide you to and from the table.
  • We recommend that you wear a face mask when queuing to and from an event. Masks are also available at the ticket office.
  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer when you arrive and if you use the toilet.
  • Please consider others when queuing.
  • Please use the table service by ordering drinks and food via G Livelab app. In addition to the application, payment by cards and preferably by contactless payment.
  • Do not drink from the same glass or bottle with others.
  • In all cleanliness and hygiene, we follow the instructions given by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health. We have trained our staff to follow all safety instructions. Our staff wears masks at events.
Sales closes at 23.3.2021 18:00.