German artist of Iranian descent Human Rias has partnered with EXIT, one of the world’s major festivals, on a human-rights project that supports the fight against oppression in Iran. Together, they bring The Remixes For The People Of Iran, on Rias’ new 7Rituals label, with all proceeds going to the “Woman, Life, Freedom”, Foundation.
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7Rituals first release is a set of individual remixes of the powerful track “Baraye”, written and produced by Iranian singer-songwriter Shervin Hajipour, inspired by the death of Mahsa Amini and its aftermath. Originally released on September 28th, 2022, “Baraye” led to Hajipour’s arrest the following day. Hajipour was released on bail on October 4th, following a wave of international support and high-profile names sharing Hajpour’s message on their social media accounts and Coldplay playing the track at their Buenos Aires live concert earlier this year.
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The remix package features a blend of contemporary electronic dance music styles with renowned global artists joining Human Rias in this quest. The first one to be released on January 26th is the Human’s remix. Trying to capture the essence of these sentiments, Hajipour wrote each verse of the lyrics based on a separate tweet. The resulting text touches upon several topics in need of change, including low life satisfaction, women’s rights, children’s rights, the rights of refugees, animal rights, environmental concerns, recession and poverty, theocracy, and outdated social and religious taboos, militarism and political corruption, local corruption, freedom of speech, and the government’s hostility against other countries.
All proceeds from the release as well as the Customised Culture merchandise being created especially for the release are being donated to Woman Life Freedom, a foundation driving “global action in solidarity with Iranian women and girls who are courageously demonstrating peacefully for their fundamental human rights and liberty of Iran.” Both the t-shirt and release hope to increase the reach and visibility of the Revolution that is happening among the Iranian people.
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