HOMANITY is the first ever compilation album featuring prominent Iranian artists to raise awareness about the censorship and persecution of artists in Iran. Music, although an integral part of Iranian culture, is treated by the government of the Republic of Iran as inherently corrupting and is strictly censored and can be punishable by imprisonment and even torture. In response, HOMANITY fights back against repressive regimes by showcasing censored art and artists that have dedicated their lives to standing up for freedom of expression and for a world where artists of every gender, color, religion, and sexual orientation can produce their music without fear. Highlighted in such publications as Rolling Stone and VOA Persia, HOMANITY celebrates the resiliency of our artists and showcases the way in which art can lead to lasting change.
Funded by Awesome Without Borders (January 2022)