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Ramy - In The Frontline

Fri 4th – Sun 13th Aug 2017

NO UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

“A live report from the heart of a demonstration that became a revolution”

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Viirus Theatre and From Start To Finnish

SUMMARY

The events of Cairo’s Tahrir Square in 2011 began when thousands of protesters gathered to insist on the resignation of President Mubarak. Twenty two year old musician Ramy Essam joined the protesters, singing battle songs, and in the process becoming an icon of the people. Since these events, Ramy has taken sanctuary in Sweden and Finland, and tours internationally with his songs about democracy and peace. In 2016 Ramy collaborated with Finnish theatre company Viirus and director Maria Lundström to create a theatrical experience about the protest, the Arab Spring, and the impact that they have had on Ramy’s life and values.This live report from the frontline of activism comes to Summerhall this year,merging gig-theatre with mixed media to provide a snapshot into Ramy’s experiences and a chance to take part in his story.

Admission: £12(£10)

Red Lecture Theatre @ Summerhall

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