Azadi;an Album

It’s been three years since the post-election uprising in Iran, and Iranians are still seeking democracy and human rights. More than 20,000 citizens have been arrested for peaceful dissent. Iran ranks first worldwide in per capita executions, and jails the most journalists.

 

“Azadi” means freedom…

 

It’s been three years since the post-election uprising in Iran, and Iranians are still seeking democracy and human rights. More than 20,000 citizens have been arrested for peaceful dissent. Iran ranks first worldwide in per capita executions, and jails the most journalists.

 

United for Iran has collaborated with musicians from Iran, Egypt, Libya, South Africa, U.S., Palestine, Iraq, Sweden, Japan and more to produce AZADI: Freedom Songs for Iran, a mixtape album mixed and arranged by DJ Child of Project Groundation. The artists have written and contributed songs of resistance and inspiration to create the first ever solidarity collection for the people of Iran.

 

Many of the artists have direct experience with repression: Libyan Masoud Bwisri, played his guitar for Libyan rebels on the front lines of conflict; Salome MC, Iran’s first female rapper currently cannot return; both Soraya Fallah, a Kurdish activist, and Sofar’s lead singer was imprisoned and tortured in Iran; Bahareh Hedayat is serving 10 years for political activities; and Sarah Shourd, is a former prisoner in Iran.

 

“In the face of human suffering, art is one of the most effective forms of resistance,” said Soraya Fallah. In that light, support the struggle for human rights and democracy in Iran by taking part in this effort. Listen to songs. Read the bios and the lyrics. Download the mixtape for FREE. And SHARE with your community! Contact us if inspired to do more.

 

“Human history shows us the only way to fight injustice is to raise your voice, raise awareness, raise the will to fight and get back what is your right by birth,” said Salome MC.

 

“This album celebrates the noblest cause, a people’s struggle for freedom,” said Arash Sobhani of the Iranian band Kiosk.

 

http://azadimusic.bandcamp.com

 

 

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