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How music menaces Iran’s regime

By Nahid Siamdoust

26 Oct 2022 · 6 min read

Editor's Note

Iran’s “Woman, Life, Liberty” protest movement has adopted "Baraye" as its anthem. As Foreign Policy reports, the song perfectly expresses this political moment and all that's at stake.

“Baraye,” the anthem of Iran’s “Woman, Life, Liberty” protest movement—a song woven together entirely from a Twitter hashtag trend in which Iranians express their investment in the current protests—continues to unite Iranians in their opposition to the Islamic Republic several weeks after it was first released online.

For Iranians in Iran but also for the millions in the diaspora, this is the song of a generation, perfectly expressing this political moment and all that is at stake.

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