“Mona was 16 years old whens he was arrested in the Iranian city of Shiraz along with scores of other Baha’is. The Islamic Republic of Iran, under the leadership of Ayatollah Khomeini, had set out to rid their country and their revolution of the Baha’i Community, the largest religious minority in Iran. Mona and her family were victims of their cruel and intolerant persecution. She and her father were arrested on October 22nd, 1982 and suffered intense psychological and physical torture for several months. Jamshid, her father, was executed on March 12th, 1983 and Mona and nine of her female companions were executed on June 18th, 1983 by hanging. Mona’s mother, Farkhundeh, spent 5 months in the same prison as her husband and her daughter while her other daughter, Taraneh, worked tirelessly to have her family freed.” An excerpt from this site: www.monasdream.com
I was on this site, checking it out for the first time, and as I was perusing its pages I received an email from Nabil with a guitar track he just made including his sung hook. As I continued to read, I couldn’t help the tears from flowing down my face and as I read Mona’s story I wrote the verses to ‘Mona’ in no time at all – inspiration had hit.
The song Mona is part of our first CD, which you can purchase here.
These song of our good friends doing a cover to the song:
This is a remix with someone named Foad Manshadi who raps in Farci: