Tamer Hosny - Music Career - 2011 Egyptian Revolution

2011 Egyptian Revolution

On January 25, 2011, demonstrations spread across Egypt and ultimately forced Hosni Mubarak to cede power to the military. Tamer Hosny was already outside Egypt on a tour of the Netherlands and the United States. He was scheduled to perform many shows. After performing at Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam on 29 January 2011 and hearing the news, he cancelled his tour of Canada and the United States, and flew back immediately.

On February 9, 2011, Hosny appeared on stage at Tahrir Square in Cairo, where the Egyptian protesters had gathered. Protesters grew angry at the sight of him and immediately told him to leave the square as he was not welcome. It was initially unclear what his intended message to the protesters in the square was going to be, but he was later quoted on Al Jazeera television as saying that he wanted to tell the protesters that he had made a mistake, and now supported the protests.

Tamer Hosny has organized charity activities supporting the families of those killed, launched a blood donation campaign in Egypt with his fans, and called upon them to donate to the victims of the latest events.

He launched two new songs to mark the events: Good Morning Egypt, and another in memory of those killed, Martyrs 25 Jan.

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