Closer Look: Summer Indie Music Series — Ramilou; Mýa Celebrates 20 Years of Music; And More

The son of Egyptian immigrants, Rami Tawfik, otherwise known as Ramilou, makes a blend of R&B and hip-hop music.
The son of Egyptian immigrants, Rami Tawfik, otherwise known as Ramilou, makes a blend of R&B and hip-hop music.
Credit Emilia Brock / WABE

Friday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: Georgia convenience stores are joining the fight to end human trafficking. We’ll hear about a new partnership with national advocacy group IN OUR BACKYARD. Deborah Richardson, executive director for the International Human Trafficking Institute, and Nita Belles, founder and executive director of IN OUR BACKYARD join us in studio.
  • 25:13: Longevity is something all artists look for in the music industry. Today, it’s rare for an artist to release a debut album that goes double-platinum. But that was the story for recording artist Mýa, whose career launched in 1998. On a recent visit to Atlanta, she sat down with Closer Look Senior Producer Candace Wheeler to talk about her journey and celebrating 20 years in the entertainment industry.
Mýa sat down with “Closer Look” Senior Producer Candace Wheeler to talk about her journey and celebrating 20 years in the entertainment industry. (Emilia Brock/WABE)
  • 41:43: The son of Egyptian immigrants, Rami Tawfik, otherwise known as Ramilou, makes a blend of R&B and hip-hop music. He has only been making music for just over a year, but already the young rapper, singer and producer is releasing tracks and collaborating with other local musicians. His self-titled EP, which is his first official release, debuted earlier this month. Tawfik tells us his story, and will join us at a later date for a live performance.

Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler, Emilia Brock and Trevor Young.