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Three Minutes, Three Questions Egyptian rock star Ramy Essam

This article was published January 12, 2018 at 1:00 a.m.

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Photo courtesy Fredrik Gille Photography Politics and music began to influence each other in Ramy Essam's life when the Egyptian revolution came. Essam was arrested and tortured, his music banned and his performances barred from public spaces as results of his activism.

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House of Songs Ozarks:

Ramy Essam and Gerald Torres

WHEN — Both: 6 p.m. Jan. 18 during Crystal Bridges’ Artinfusion; 7:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at UA’s Faulkner Performing Arts Center. Torres: 6:30 p.m. Jan. 20 at Museum of Native American History

WHERE — Crystal Bridges, Bentonville; MONAH, Bentonville; Faulkner Center, Fayetteville

COST — Artinfusion and MONAH are free; Faulkner performance $5-$15

INFO — facebook.com/TheHouseofSongsATX

The House of Songs Ozarks' January artist residency unites Egyptian rock star and "voice of the 2011 Egyptian revolution" Ramy Essam with Earth Day co-founder and Cornell University law professor Gerald Torres for collaborative events. Essam took a few minutes to answer these questions for What's Up! before his visit to Northwest Arkansas.

FAQ

House of Songs Ozarks:

Ramy Essam and Gerald Torres

WHEN — Both: 6 p.m. Jan. 18 during Crystal Bridges’ Artinfusion; 7:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at UA’s Faulkner Performing Arts Center. Torres: 6:30 p.m. Jan. 20 at Museum of Native American History

WHERE — Crystal Bridges, Bentonville; MONAH, Bentonville; Faulkner Center, Fayetteville

COST — Artinfusion and MONAH are free; Faulkner performance $5-$15

INFO — facebook.com/TheHouseofSongsATX

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