The Impossible Music Sessions stage the music of those who cannot appear.
At Session 5, the music of imprisoned Iranian singer Arya Aramnejad will be performed by a live ensemble of international musicians (to be announced) and webcast.
Following the release of “Ali Barkhiz” (Ali Rise Up), a song championing the Green Movement, the popular singer Arya Aramnejad was arrested in February 2010 by the Iranian regime. After fifty days in solitary confinement, he was convicted of acting against national security and sentenced to nine months in prison. On 8 November 2011, Arya was arbitrarily detained at his home and taken into custody. It is believed that he is being interrogated about his songs, without assistance from a lawyer.
Musicians, human rights organizations, and citizens are uniting to call for Arya's release.
Free and open to the public. To attend RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Impossible Music Session 5 is being held on the occasion of Music Freedom Day with support from Freemuse: The World Forum on Music and Censorship and the Brooklyn Experimental Media Center of the Department of Technology, Culture & Society.