Farhad Bandesh is a musician, instrument maker, poet and artist. Farhad is Kurdish and is currently incarcerated in Australia’s immigration prison on Manus Island.
Listen to some of Farhad’s collaborations here:
Anna Liebzeit and Farhad Bandesh: Far from Home
Silence to freedom
Moz is a musician who plays guitar, sings and raps. He is from Kurdistan and is currently incarcerated in Australia’s Immigration Prison on Manus Island.
It’s Moz from Manus Island detention center.
The reason that I’ve created this song is to bring attention to our plight. We have been left in a political limbo for four years now. The conditions are hellish and how they treat us is deplorable. I hope that people who are listening to my song will understand our desperation, frustration, and fear.
Here is the song
Here you can read more and download the song ‘Our Humanity’, video footage was shot by Farhad Bandesh.
‘Our Humanity’ was shown at Queensland Poetry Festival 2017 as part of the Writing Through Fences collaboration.
Ali Kharsa is a rapper from Syria who who was incarcerated on Nauru. He was reunited with his family in Canada in early 2016. This song is a collaboration between Chris Rabin Rowland and Ali Kharsa.