“Baraye zan, zindagi, azaadi (For Women, Life, and Freedom),” performed Coldplay lead vocalist Chris Martin in Persian with exiled Iranian artist Golshifteh Farahani at a concert in Buenos Aires, Argentina on October 29. I sang in
Along with people’s tweets about the tough laws they have to face in Iran, Balayetwhich means “for” or “for”, has become an anthem for many young Iranian women and men. Fighting the National TheocracyThe song is not only sung in the streets of Iran, but resounds around the world as people express solidarity with the protests.
While introducing the song at the concert, Martin said, “Young women and young people are fighting for their freedom, for their right to be themselves. We believe that we should be ourselves, and not hurt anyone else…so we send our love and support to all the brave young people fighting for freedom.”
He then asked Iranian actor Farahani to sing a song with him. am sending. body of rise.
How Balayet became an Iranian protest song
“To dance in the alleys,
From the fear of kissing
For my sister, your sister, our sister.”
the lyrics of Balayet Witness the strict rules faced by the people of Iran where dancing and showing affection in public is considered illegal. The song talks about a “dictatorship economy”, “jailed students” and “polluted air”. It reflects the desires of Iranian youth. Azadi (Freedom).
A video shared by Iran’s human rights center shows girls singing without headscarves Balayet.
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In this clip, a high school girl sings the national anthem in a classroom where the hijab is not compulsory. #IranProtests: “Balayeh…” (“For…”) by Shavin Hajipour (who was arrested). #masaamini #mahia #Ahyat Shabat pic.twitter.com/fRg3GWkg4D
—IranHumanRights.org (@ICHRI) October 3, 2022
Several others have taken to social media to share videos of protesters singing to register their dissent.
Vater und Tochter, vereint im Schmerz und der Hoffnung auf ein Ende der Unterdrückung in ihrem Heimatland ♥️ # The time has come #jinjiyan azadi #IranRevolution2022 pic.twitter.com/FPgng8RwWw
— Duezen Tekkal (@DuezenTekkal) October 22, 2022
Composer Shervin Hajipour, 25, was arrested on September 29, a day after he released a song on his Instagram account. The singer was reportedly forced to remove the song and was later released on bail on October 4.
Hajipour posted another video on his Instagram account on Oct. 9, in which he said, “I’m fine.”According to the translation provided by the news agency AFPMore, Hajipour went on to apologize for the song, stating, “I apologize for the politically inappropriate use of this song by certain movements based outside of Iran that I am not affiliated with.” But the apology is mostly seen as a possible “bail condition.”
Why Iranians Protest
Iran has witnessed NATIONAL PROTESTS SINCE SEPTEMBERcaused by Masa Amini’s death at age 22was said to have ended up in the hands of the moral police for not wearing the hijab properly.
The protests, which have so far killed at least 270 people and arrested about 14,000, are seen as the biggest challenge to the authorities since the 1979 revolution that established the Islamic Republic and overthrew Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi’s government. I’m here.
Demonstrations have turned violent in recent weeks, with police cracking down on protesters. But opposition continues despite a warning issued by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard chief on 29 October. Today is the last day of the riot. “
Protesters demand draconian law changes and possibly the death of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei as Iranian officials accuse the US and Israel of conspiring to spread unrest in the country is doing.
The economic situation in Iran, combined with unemployment and inflation, has fueled the protests. on tuesday, Associated Press reported that the Iranian currency, the rial, has fallen to a low, trading at 338,000 to the dollar.
Who is Golshifteh Farahani?
Farahani’s first film as a child artist was released in 1998. Since then, she has appeared in several Iranian films and later in Hollywood and French films. However, her acting journey was embroiled in controversy, and Iranian authorities forced her to move out of the country in 2008, shortly after she appeared in a Hollywood movie. body of rise.
reported that GuardianShe fled to France and continued to pursue an acting career. Her final blow came in 2012 when Iranian authorities banned Farahani from her return because of nude photos published in a French magazine.
“I was told by an official from the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guides that Iran does not need actors or artists. Telegraph.
Farhani has expressed his support for the ongoing protests in Iran. The storm is flooding the cruel, corrupt, unjust, dark and dirty playground of the shameless Ayatollah and will not stop until Iran is free.”
In an earlier tweet, she called out “death to the dictator”.
He was Delon and his son, and I was his son. Frank Dictet David David David David David Michaels: David Deichtler.
— Golshifteh Farahani (@Golshifteh) October 22, 2022
talk AFPMore, Farhani recalled that when he was a child, he used to shave his head to impersonate a boy. She said, “Only by killing my femininity could I be free in Iran. I don’t want to wear a headscarf.