My name is Farhad Jooyenda Sidiqi. NAFAS is my first solo album. Created with lyrics and tunes i have written over the past years with contributions of excellent musicians I met along the way. You will find my music on YouTube/ farhadj & instagram @ooyenda
NAFAS. Breath. The power of telling my story of truth. Finding my inner voice. Listening. Being honest and loud. A tribute to everyone who felt unheard.
My career began as a popstar, singing boppy lovesongs, and it felt goldenfor a while. Then came the fall into insecurity, the search for a place called home, grief and despair. And with it came anger. About injustice, corruption, destruction I had to witness. Until I discovered love and hope again in deep solidarity. United with people who shared their power of truth. A vision of humanity, healing and standing together. With passion for life.
My story inspired me to write and sing songs of love. My story of transition from lived oppression to creative freedom is captured in my first solo album. My voice will take you on a journey through lyrics and poetry, in dari/farsi. Over 20 talented musicians have contributed to an extraodinary and daring compilation of sounds.
What is the project goal and who is the project for?
My creative collaborations with other artists are based in Augsburg, Germany. From there I network with with fellow artists from all over the world. I've had the privilege to get involved in many, fantastic song projects. My pledge to you comes from a deep desire to share my story through music. This is your opportunity to finance and publish a collaborativeproject driven by love. To help share a story of truth and power through a voice that needs to be heard in the fight for freedom and autonomy. My listeners are the source of my creative success!
Why would you support this project?
Help share a story of truth and love through Farhad's stunning voice lifting your spirits and humbling your soul. Support the creation of a unique album, marrying acoustic guitar, orchestra rock and Afghan pop; Featuring traditional Afghan instruments, highly complex rhythms, mystical poetry, electric and unplugged. Make this album happen! And enjoy one of our bespoke rewards.
Your contributions will support a whole network of professional artists in times when our creative work is in crisis.
Your contributions will go beyond NAFAS, spreading a story of truth.
How will we use the money if the project is successfully funded?
All performers and project participants will receive fair payment. Costs of studio rent, sound production and further expenses realted to the album will be covered.
'I assure you - every cent you share will be invested carefully to achieve my vision.'
Who are the people behind the project?
Over 20 supporters and artists have invested and walked alongside me with this project. They invested their time, energy and creative skills. You willl see their names in the booklet of my finished album. My music is born out of love, and you seeing, supporting and cheerleading me, means everything to me. THANK YOU FOR MAKING NAFAS HAPPEN!