Ramy conducts concerts; Middle Eastern Music, Arabic Heritage Songs, Original Composition,
Oud Solo Performance
• Composition offered to orchestras, string quartets, piano soloists, and can be
performed with or without the Oud
• Arabic traditional music genres from 1920-1980 offered on sheet music for
musicians; conducted by Ramy Adly
• Original music; Oud solo
• Music and Percussion
• Music Quartet (singing, piano, bass, and percussion)
Ramy performed at the Kennedy Center, Civic Centers, Concert Halls in Pennsylvania, Hawaii,
Washington, DC, Embassies, Charity Events, St Luke Cathedral in Central Florida, and Sephardic
Synagogue in Rockville, Maryland.
Works and Performances for Sacred Spaces
The oud has long been linked to the sacred, and Ramy has helped several faith communities create cross-
cultural and collaborative musical experiences. He has crafted new arrangements for beloved hymns on oud
and composed music for organ, choir, and oud that highlight the instrument’s contemplative, uplifting sides.
Through performances in cathedrals and commissioned pieces for church ensembles, Ramy reveals the
connections between the oud, the spirit, and our shared world.
World Music Ensemble: The Sound of Ages
When Ramy met world traveler and multifaceted percussionist Stuart Dickerson in Cairo, they realized they
were musical kindred spirits. Together, they began exploring both contemporary and vintage gems from Egypt,
Morocco and other corners of the Maghreb, from favorite film songs of the 1940s by songwriters like
Abdolwahab, Said Darwish, Om Kaoulthom, Nazim El-khazaly, to folk songs and unexpected new pieces. The
ensemble, which includes additional instrumentalists and vocalists, captures the jubilant energy and irresistible
bittersweetness of popular and folk sounds, filtered through masterful and inventive performance.
Ramy’s performances at festivals include ensembles of, piano, strings, percussion, and voice.
His music fuses Middle Eastern and Western sounds that are upbeat, lively and fun. One can’t
listen to him perform without tapping his/her feet and having a good time.
About the Oud
The history of the oud spans millennia, making any brief statement feel inadequate. Yet the
basics about the instrument hint at its long influence on music in one of the cradles of human
The oud is often referred to as the first stringed instrument in history. According to some
historians, it first appeared in 3000 BCE and was played during the time of King David. From the
Holy Land, it reputedly came to the Egyptians and the Iraqis, following the wanderings of the
Though the instrument has changed over the eons, it still retains many of the same features,
especially its haunting, stirring sound, suggesting ancient times yet remaining a vital source of
inspiration for musicians around the world.