Liberal as in Liberty and Freedom. Iranian as in Cyrus and Ferdowsi.
is the title song of Nazanin Afshin Jam's début album
. It is a recounting of the "regressive revolution" that marked her birth in Iran. The Revolutionary Guardians of the new regime "jailed and tortured" her father. "Awaiting execution, it was the family's escape to Europe that saved them from political persecution." The song is poignant and powerful. With her passion for human rights (she staged a major international campaign
to save another Nazanin, a minor, in Iran from execution), intelligence, and beautiful and effective art Nazanin is a fine example for the Iranian youth in diaspora -- and for my generation as a whole.
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