On June 7, Iranian-American journalist and peace activist Roxana Saberi, who was arrested in Iran in 2009 and freed after international outcry, will present the HOPE Concert at the Velodrom in Berlin in worldwide support for the Iranian people. The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran welcomes this opportunity to raise awareness of the state of human rights in Iran and to add to the voices in solidarity with the Iranian people.
Iranian and international musicians will lend their voices to let the people of Iran know they are not alone in their struggle for human rights and freedom. In Iran, musicians-as well as artists, filmmakers, writers, and journalists-are not only regularly banned from working due to their political activities, they are routinely imprisoned and tortured.
Global stars DJ Steve Angello and lead singer John Martin of the Swedish House Mafia, immensely popular Iranian musician Ebi, Greek musician Alkistis Protopsalti, co-founder and original guitarist of the band The Police Henry Padovani, international singer Liel Kolet, new bluesman Stephen Dale Petit, Iranian-Afghani musician Valy, award-winning British singer songwriter Taio Cruz, legendary Italian pop singer Al Bano, and internationally acclaimed Russian vocalist Yevgeni Shapovalov, will all perform at the HOPE Concert in solidarity with the Iranian people. Award-winning composer, pianist, and musical producer Tomer Adaddi is the musical director of the concert.*
The legendary artist Stevie Wonder is also lending his support to the people of Iran and contributing his song “My Love.” Renowned music producer Humberto Gatica will produce the finale of the concert, in which all the musicians will raise their voices to perform Stevie Wonder’s song of unity, harmony, and peace.
Iranian-American journalist and peace activist Roxana Saberi, who will present the HOPE Concert at the Velodrom in Berlin on June 7, announces the concert at a press conference on May 21, 2013.
The goal of the HOPE Concert is to show worldwide support for the Iranian people, and to strengthen their voices on the international stage. The artists and the concert represent no political direction or views of political groupings, but stand independently for universal human rights, democracy, and peaceful coexistence. All proceeds from the tickets will be donated to the NGOChildren of Persia to finance medical treatment for children in Iran, and to the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.
Tickets for the HOPE Concert on June 7 at 8pm are available by phone at +49(0)30-4430-4430 or online here.
*The artist list was updated May 28, 2013.
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