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Hossam Ramzy


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Al Qāhirah, Egypt

Hossam was born in Cairo, Egypt.

His musical career began as early as the age of three when he was given his first drum, an Egyptian traditional Tabla. Hossam was encouraged by his artistic family members to master his craft and studied under leading Cairo music teachers. When he moved to Saudi Arabia he joined several Bedouin tribes which gave him a rich insight into the cultural origins of Middle Eastern music and became the inspiration for many of his later rhythmic directions.

In the mid 1970’s Hossam moved to England, and enjoyed great success as a Jazz drummer working with many respected Jazz musicians including Andy Sheperd and Geoff Williams. But as he began looking for new dimensions of percussive sounds, he turned back to Egyptian Drums, and traditional dance rhythms of the Middle East.

Hossam’s No# 1 hit “EDONY” that topped the dance charts worldwide back in 2001. His percussion, north african string arrangements and exciting rhythms caught the attention of Peter Gabriel and Hossam was invited to perform on PASSION and later US. Hossam has gone on to work with many top musicians including Joan Armatrading and Mary Wilson. Hossam creates string arrangements and percussion, and produces many songs for world artists such as: Yesim Salkim, Celick Erici, Cheb Khaled, Tarkan, Rachid Taha, Faudel, The Gypsy Kings.


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  • Akayz7

    mystifying percussion artist..

    23 Apr 2013 Reply
  • katyspectre

    i only can say 'wow!'

    28 Aug 2012 Reply
  • ilonecorleone


    25 May 2012 Reply
  • Yithaki

    I'm fascinated

    6 Mar 2012 Reply
  • oo77

    Nice (:

    26 Feb 2012 Reply
  • DarkFairyx

    Night Foal ♥ He fascinates me, and all Egyptian music *-*

    13 Oct 2011 Reply
  • lilkitten2

    good beat

    31 Aug 2011 Reply
  • sergioarincon


    1 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Zer0_II

    Can any of you recommend music from Egypt which would be suitable for paying tribute to the revolutionaries and their accomplishments? If so, please leave a comment in my shoutbox, or send me a personal message. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated. I'm also looking for music from Egypt, Algeria, Yemen, Jordan and any other country in the region where mass protests are taking place.

    9 Feb 2011 Reply
  • saturnword

    You make Egyptians proud thnx for the great music [2]

    21 Sep 2010 Reply

    me fascina ..... Nerfetari´s Dream

    28 Aug 2010 Reply
  • ksa83

    pure genius

    9 Aug 2010 Reply
  • ihsan85

    Beautiful music!!!

    18 Jun 2010 Reply
  • Sava-deeb

    You make Egyptians proud thnx for the great music

    6 Jun 2010 Reply
  • kairi990

    His skills are insane! I wish I could drum half as good as him!

    7 Mar 2010 Reply
  • teleneo


    11 Dec 2009 Reply
  • epi_gee

    he looks a little like the Egyptian Ron Jeremy !

    15 Oct 2009 Reply
  • henriquee_t88

    He probably was a master lady-killer in his yougster years, gee, half of the songs in Sabla Tolo are dedicated to girls

    12 Sep 2009 Reply
  • OmmKalthoumFan

    Omm Kalthoummm, I adore her :))

    17 Aug 2009 Reply
  • osterich14

    Great stuff......anyone want to recommend me more unique "ethinic" music?I seem to really like most non mainstream and non western music but its hard to know where to look etc...

    21 Feb 2009 Reply
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