Iranian American Guest Performs on Germany’s ‘The Voice’
The German version of the television show The Voice had a special guest Saturday on its final episode of the season.
Rana Mansour, an Iranian American singer, performed the protest song For, (Baraye) a song dedicated to Mahsa Amini, the 22-year-old Iranian woman who died recently after being arrested by Iranian police. Amini was detained for wearing her headscarf “improperly.”
Mansour performed the song in English so that it could be understood by an international audience.
Demonstrators have taken to the streets across Iran since Amini’s death, protesting not only her death, but the restrictions that many, especially women, face in Iran.
At the end of her performance, Mansour held up her fingers in the Victory sign and said, “Woman, life, freedom,” a phrase chanted by Iranian protesters.
Mansour received a standing ovation.