On October 12, 2012, on the top of autumn’s chilly, Iran misplaced its warmest voice. Marzieh, the good diva of Iranian songs, turned everlasting. Now on the anniversary of the passing of this nice nationwide artist and the courageous freedom-fighter, we take a look at her life.
Ashraf-ol Sadat Mortezaei, with the stage title of Marizeh, began her profession on the age of 19. In 1943, three years after Iran’s nationwide radio institution, Marzieh was among the many first artists to carry out on radio.
One in every of Marzieh’s first artworks was collaborating in probably the most beneficial music program of Radio Iran referred to as “Golhay-e Rangarang,” or “Colourful Flowers”. Marzieh’s competence within the artwork of combing poetry and music, and singing over 2,000 songs, turned her into Iran’s legendary singer.
However what shines past Marzieh’s creative values is the excellent human character of this nice lady and her courageous patriotism that makes her distinctive as the girl of Iranian artwork.
When the mullahs’ regime took energy in 1979, Marzieh stopped singing for 15 years. However Marzieh’s 15-year silence was the calm earlier than the storm. Her love for Iran and Iranians precipitated her to affix the motion for freedom and democracy. Her option to be within the resistance’s ranks turned her into an everlasting shining star in Iran’s historical past of artwork and tradition.
The place of artwork and artists within the non secular dictatorship of Iran
For the reason that mullahs’ regime hijacked the 1979, Iranian artwork and tradition was among the many first to be focused by this medieval regime. Thus, Iranian artists in all fields of artwork got here below fireplace by the mullahs’ regime.
Amongst all of the Iranian arts and artists, music and musicians had been the initially victims of the reactionary clerics. Iranian musicians, singers, and Persian instrument gamers had been subjected to probably the most extreme anti-human and anti-cultural repressions of the mullahs. A lot of them had been pressured to depart their homeland, and plenty of had been silenced perpetually or imprisoned and harassed by the regime.
Opposite to the mullahs’ regime and its hysterical opposition to arts, significantly music, the Iranian Resistance, significantly the Individuals’s Mojahedin Group of Iran (PMOI/MEK) paid huge respect to the Iranian arts and artists.
The Iranian Resistance, regardless of being below sever oppression, has all the time thought of preserving the Iranian tradition and artwork as a part of its battle for freedom and democracy.
Thus, many Iranian artists and musicians joined the Iranian Resistance or turned members of the Nationwide Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI). A few of these famend artists embody Emad Ram, Grasp of Music, composer and singerl; Manouchehr Sakhaei, a preferred Iranian singer; Ms. Marjan, famend movie actress, and singer; Bahram Alivandi, a outstanding painter; Andranik Asatourian, famend composer, songwriter, and singer; and Mansour Ghadarkhah, a director; and plenty of different artists.
Assembly with Maryam Rajavi
After 15 years of silence, and residing below stress in Iran, in August 1994, Marizeh left Iran for Paris, the place she met the NCRI’s president-elect Mrs. Maryam Rajavi and joined the Iranian Resistance. From that day till her final moments, Marzieh supported the MEK and Mrs. Rajavi with all her energy and carried out numerous live shows everywhere in the world.
From 1993 till her voice turned everlasting, her life document is a beneficial assortment that makes Marzieh a novel phenomenon not solely within the historical past of Iranian artwork, but additionally within the historical past of latest nations. She was among the many uncommon nice artists that mixed artwork with the battle for freedom. She put all her artwork within the path of her nation’s wonderful resistance in opposition to the darkest dictatorship in Iran’s modern historical past. Her presence in Iraq, among the many freedom fighters of the Nationwide Liberation Military, her live shows in several nations and her political actions and conferences with politicians helped the Iranian folks’s battle to maneuver ahead on the trail of reaching freedom.
Marzieh, the diva of Iranian songs, was the nice voice of a nation’s 60 years of struggling and feelings. She represented Iranian ladies’s resilience and resistance within the face of the misogynous mullahs’ regime. Thus, her voice turned everlasting in Iran and its historical past.
When Marzieh joined the Iranian Resistance, she went to Camp Ashraf, dwelling to the MEK and NLA members and held her first live performance for them.
After coming into Ashraf, her voice captured the hearts of the oppressed folks in Iran and free Iranians all over the world who had not heard her voice for 15 years.
She stated: “I proudly wore a uniform of the battle for freedom. I stand by my folks till my final breath, proud and comfortable.”
In certainly one of her letters she stated: “I’ve not come for a straightforward victory. I’ve come to share in all of the sorrows and joys and defeats and victories of the purest and bravest women and men of my nation.”
“I’ve come to make use of all my expertise, energy, power, artwork, and voice for the liberty of the nation, for the liberty of Iran and our honorable and noble folks. I’ve come to warmly shake the hand of the good woman of the Iranian Resistance… I will probably be with you, with you in you, I’ll discover spring,” she stated.
Thus, Marzieh sang the dazzling and fiery tune within the subject of political battle, which is was the tune of honor and satisfaction.
From “Kaveh Mihan” and “Iran Zamin” to “Like a Jungle” and “Freedom Military” and the decision to prayer that’s adorned with greetings to Fatemeh Zahra, Marzieh sang “within the title of the pink rose,” encouraging all of the walkers of “the midnight” of Iran below the mullahs’ regime to unfold fragrance of “the beloved” throughout Iran.
Having put all her artwork on the trail of resistance in opposition to the darkest dictatorship of latest historical past, her life document turned a beneficial assortment of artwork and resistance from the day she joined the resistance motion till her voice turned everlasting. Thus, she turned distinctive not solely within the historical past of Iranian artwork, but additionally within the artwork historical past of latest nations.