This song, “Quarantine World” explores the losses we have endured and the things we missed and provides a hopeful look at the future if we come together.
With 11 nations being represented, this is a good start in the collaboration effort. Artists are English, Persian, German, Kurdish, French, Arabic, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Hindi and Greek with Sahar Ajdamsani being the lead vocalist.
Ajdamsani is internationally recognized and she is one of the Iranian artists whose body of work has reached around the globe. She was the first Iranian to win the international WILDsound Poetry Festival in 2019 with her poem “Censorship,” which focuses on women’s rights.
The artists include Rodion Gazmanov (Russian), Jyotica Tangri (Hindi), Karwan Kamil (Kurdish), Fadee Andrawos (Arabic), Nasos Papargiropoulos (Greek), Bernd Kieckhaben (German), Flora Fischbach (French), Erica De Matteis (Italian), Jessica Lynn (English) and Luis Fernando Borjas (Spanish).
The message they are all trying to convey with this great project is to help each other and to inspire empathy between fellow human beings in an effort to save the world through harmony.
Each part, or rather verse, of the song is sung in a different language. Sahar says, “I tried to include the most spoken languages in the world in this song, and it didn’t matter to me who sang which part and in which language,” she said. “Because I wrote the whole song and all the languages myself. I started with the languages I knew, then I wrote the languages that were easier for me and finally I wrote the languages that were harder for me.”
Ajdamsani and the team are also planning a world concert tour for Quarantine World. They plan to travel to all the countries that were part of “Quarantine World” plus “a few other countries” if restrictions allow. She says, “It will take time for the world to return to normal, but with the end of the COVID-19, the world will definitely be more beautiful, happier and more hopeful and smiling,” she said. “And I hope it will be kinder.”
I can’t wait to hear it.