ALBAWABA - Iranian protest song "Baraye" for pop singer and songwriter Shervin Hajipour won a Grammy award on Sunday.
The song dedicated to the latest uprising in Iran, which started in September following the death of activist Mahsa Amini, earned Grammy Award for Best Song for Social Change.
The "Baraye" song became the anthem of Iran’s protest movement
Beyoncé may have won 32 #GRAMMYs- but this one surely is the most important one this year. #ShervinHajipour for his amazing song #BarayeAzadi— Hannah Neumann (@HNeumannMEP) February 6, 2023
The song racked up more than 40 million views in 48 hours on Hajipour’s Instagram account.
The news comes along with Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's order to pardon "tens of thousands" of people from jails including some of the anti-government protesters, local Iranian media reported.
Protests started in Iran in September following the death of Amini who was arrested on Sept. 13 for wearing an 'improper hijab' by the country's morality police.
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