“JTM partnered with musical group Op-Critical and Persian musician and poet Shamim Azade in the video/song ‘Flowers For Your Guns,’ a song that reaches out to the Iranian police and soldiers to stop the violence against their own people,” the project says.
“We also have a current campaign called the ‘Free Iran Campaign’ where we post music videos from many Iranians and/or Persian musicians who have wrote songs in support of freedom in Iran. We hope to continues this and many other campaigns, using our website, Twitter, and our videos on our YouTube Channel, to continue this work to help bring about peaceful change in Iran,” according to the group.
Some of the Iranian bands play in the United States, with the duo Kiosk playing at the US Capitol (pictured).
“The musicians and artists from Iran are speaking the voices of the people despite attacks and imprisonment of them by the authorities. We want to make sure that these voices are heard loud and clear, far and wide. Therefore, we are launching our new Protest Music From Iran Campaign asking Iranian musicians of all genres to send us videos and MP3s of their protest songs to firstname.lastname@example.org.”