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Mona With the Children – Doug Cameron (Cover by Neena)

January 25, 2015, in Music > Recording Artist, by

In this video, Neena sings a cover of the 1985 hit “Mona With the Children” by Doug Cameron. This version was produced by Nabil Moghaddam of the popular duo Nabil & Karim.

The song is a protest song based on the true story of a Persian Baha’i girl named Mona Mahmudnizhad, who, in 1983, at the age of 16, together with nine other Baha’i women, was sentenced to death and hanged in Shiraz, Iran, because she was a Baha’i.

You can watch the music video to the original song by Doug Cameron here.

To find out some background about the persecution of the Baha’is in Iran, you can read this Baha’i Blog article: Some Background to the Persecution of the Baha’is in Iran

Unfortunately the persecution still continues, and you can find out the current state of persecution and find out how you can help through the Baha’i International Community’s website.

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Naysan Naraqi

Naysan is passionate about using the arts and media to explore the teachings of the Baha’i Faith. Back in 2011, Naysan started up the Baha’i Blog project, channeling his experiences in both media and technology companies to help create a hub for Baha’i-inspired content online.

Discussion 6 Comments

What a great song! Thanks so much for all the diverse topics you cover, including introducing us to Baha’i artists.

Jeanine H. (January 1, 2015 at 7:44 PM)

No problem! Thanks for your support and encouragement Jeanine!

Naysan (January 1, 2015 at 8:11 PM)

This brings back a lot of emotional charged memory of almost 30 years ago. Now I have a grand daughter who is named after Zarrin who was also martyred with Mona.

Farid (January 1, 2015 at 11:06 PM)

Hermosa canción Baha’i, es muy bueno compartir

veronica (January 1, 2015 at 11:39 PM)

I love this song .It gives us courage to fight for right,that faith must conquer the entire world no matter what.Love it from Vanuatu

Muluane Djorkaef (February 2, 2015 at 12:35 AM)

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