At first glance, it seems as though pop music and Arab music — originating in Middle Eastern countries like Egypt, Lebanon, and Syria — do not at all belong in the same category.
From the perspective of an Egyptian-American Muslim in New Jersey – Hulu’s “Ramy” is a show that brings to the forefront the often misunderstood and unexplored narratives of Muslims and Arabs at large. After his Golden Globe win for “Best Actor, TV Musical or Comedy” earlier this year – the palpable multi-talented actor Ramy Youssef is one to pay attention to.
Do not come to this movie for the title. A brief musical interlude at the beginning is one’s only respite from a world of prejudice and fright. Come to it for the message about Islam, tolerance, and family ties.