Musical greeting from Turkey to Iranian protests
Two music bands in Turkey performed an Iranian song that has become the protest anthem of the national uprising in the country which followed the killing of 22-year-old Kurdish Jina Amini in police custody because her hair was showing.
Ahura and Praksis from Turkey’s western city of Izmir rearranged and recorded the song titled “Baraye” and released it with videos that were posted on youtube.
The song was thrust into the international spotlight by many music bands across the world including the British band Coldplay who played it in Buenos Aires, Argentina, late October.
Ahura and Praksis also released a statement in three languages about the song, which they performed in Kurdish and Turkish, and said they sent a musical greeting from Turkey to the protests that started in Iran under the leadership of women.
Here are the lyrics of the song:
Women from Iran tearing up the darkness
They wink at the streets of the world
This song is female
This song is life
This song is freedom