Nominate Shervin Hajipour's "Baraye"

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Nominate "Baraye" for The Grammy's Special Merit Award: Best Song for Social Change

Submission deadline
October 14, 2022

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Song name
Baraye (For the Sake of)

Shervin Hajipour

Artist name
Shervin Hajipour

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Release date
September 29, 2022

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Shervin's song has galvanized the global community and become an impassioned voice for those who are not free to share theirs. No matter what age and gender this song and it’s lyrics hits the Iranian people to their core. Winning this prize would validate Iranian women's, Shervin's and the struggles of the Iranian people with a global audience, beyond all borders, as they fight with their lives for freedom of self determination, freedom of choice and freedom from tyranny.

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Why nominating this song matters?

Simply put: Amplify the message

This heartfelt song has been described as "the anthem" of the 2022 Mahsa Amini protests. 

Winning a prize from the world wide recognized Grammy's would amplify the message of the Iranian people seeking self-determination and freedom of choice.

About this song

The video of this song "Baraye" (For the Sake of...) in which he used protest tweets with the word "Baraye" was seen more than 40 million times in less than two days on his Instagram page only. 

The main theme of the song is support of women with the slogan "Women, Life, Freedom". 

He was forced to delete the song under duress due to threats from the Iranian regime.

Who is Shervin?

Shervin Hajipour was born in 1997 and is an Iranian singer known for his song "Baraye," 

Shervin's arrest

Shervin was arrested during the Mahsa Amini protests in Iran after publishing his song to commemorate the Iranian-Kurdish woman Mahsa Amini who died in "morality police's" custody.

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