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How I sang for my freedom: Banned songs and fake identities: the Kurdish performer on the run

How I sang for my freedom: Banned songs and fake identities: the Kurdish performer on the run

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How I sang for my freedom: Banned songs and fake identities: the Kurdish performer on the run

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ratings:
Length:
38 minutes
Released:
May 6, 2021
Format:
Podcast Episode

Description

When Kurdish folk singer Nawroz Oramari was a teenager growing up in Saddam Hussein's Iraq, he was told he'd be executed if he was caught singing - he and his father even had to sign a pledge saying that they accepted the death penalty if they did so. Nawroz tells Anu Anand about his remarkable life - joining the Kurdish resistance, ending up in prison and even taking on multiple identities - including that of an Emirati Oil Tycoon - in his quest to be able to sing freely in his native language.

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Presenter: Anu Anand
Producer: Mariana Des Forges

Picture: Nawroz Oramari in London
Credit: Courtesy of Nawroz Oramari
Released:
May 6, 2021
Format:
Podcast Episode