Music is a universal language that brings us all together
Friends and allies,
Following the unexpected passing of my father in Iran’s notorious Evin prison, my mother has been barred from leaving the country and joining my brother and I in Canada. Since my father’s unjust arrest and subsequent death, our lives have become absolutely shattered. Not only have we faced constant harassment and threats, but our home was also illegally raided twice. The authorities confiscated the deeds to our homes, and everything of value that we possessed.
Even though we’ve been left with nothing, my brother and I are capable and independent, but the effort to bring my mother Maryam home has been cumbersome. During his life and prior to his suspicious death in prison, my father, Kavous Seyed Emami, built a legacy of love, compassion, and active participation for improving conditions of all living beings. Being a musician, the only way I know to honor that legacy is through my music.
My brother and I have started the #bringmaryamhome campaign to raise awareness towards our story and once again reunite us as a family. After months of harassment at the hands of Iranian authorities and after the loss of her husband, my mother deserves a second chance at a happy life. She is now being denied that chance by malicious forces that will not allow her to return to Canada; help us overcome this ordeal by joining our campaign to #bringmaryamhome
I am forever grateful for your support, and look forward to seeing you at the shows.
Toronto - Saturday May 5 @ Adelaide Hall
Vancouver - Saturday May 12 @ Venue Night Club