2015-03-15 Video recording of “Sar Oomad Zemestoon”

The choir practised the new arrangement then recorded it on video as a new year’s greeting to the residents of Camp Liberty near Baghdad, Iraq.

The song title translates as “Winter is finished” and it celebrates the coming of Spring, the end of privations and the prospect of a better life to come. It is particularly apt for the Iranian New Year (Nowruz) which occurs on the (Northern hemisphere) Spring equinox.

Over time the song has been adopted by left-leaning Iranian revolutionary movements as a symbol of their struggle.

Author: solidaritychoir

Activist choir in Sydney Australia

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