The Revolution Never Ends

Music, Protest and Rebirth in the Arab World

Authored by: Mark LeVine

Routledge Handbook of the Arab Spring

Print publication date:  December  2014
Online publication date:  December  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415523912
eBook ISBN: 9781315763026
Adobe ISBN: 9781317650041

10.4324/9781315763026.ch27

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Abstract

As I began writing this chapter I received the following email from the manager of Ramy Essam, the ‘singer of the Egyptian revolution’ whose song ‘Irhal!’, or ‘Leave!’, became the anthem of the Tahrir Square protests of early 2011: ‘We’ve had some really sad news that Ramy will not be permitted to travel because of the military. We only learned of this very recently and are upset, we know what a huge opportunity this represented for him.’

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