A unique collection of contemporary songs by artists who have been censored, persecuted, taken to court, imprisoned and even tortured for a very simple reason - their music. Includes performances by Mahsa Vahdat, Fadal Dey, Marcel Khalife, Farhad Darya and other artists from across the world!
Music that makes dictators tremble and fundamentalists angry.
Music brings joy and gives a voice to the "voiceless" - a power that earns the condemnation of intolerant religious leaders and dictators alike.
Presented by Freemuse and Deeyah the compilation is a unique musical statement by artists who are united in one single, important issue - the protection of the freedom of musical expression - a freedom many take for granted.
Freemuse is the only international organization dedicated to protecting musicians and composers' right to freedom of expression. The album has been compiled by Deeyah, an artist who has stopped performing having endured constant intimidation and physical threats throughout her career.
"This is a collection of songs from artists around the world who have faced censorship or had their music banned. These artists and other like them in the different corners of the world must have the right to exist and freely express their feelings and opinions through their art. We can not allow our freedom of expression to be compromised. Music must not be silenced"
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