The Freemuse Award for free musical expression goes to Ramy Essam, "the singer of the revolution." His song "Irhal" galvanized the crowds at Tahrir Square. The World's Marco Werman speaks with Essam.

Ramy Essam performing at Tahrir Square in January 2011. (Photo: Mark LeVine)

Ramy Essam after he was beaten up by military officers.

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