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Where I Stand’ by Tom Francis

February 3, 2017, in Music > Recording Artist, by

In this acoustic video recording, Tom Francis sings “Where I Stand”, a song inspired by the poetry of Mahvash Sabet, a member of the Yaran imprisoned for her beliefs since 2008. A book of her works, called Prison Poems, is made of poems that were smuggled out of Evin Prison and then translated into French and English. Tom’s homage to her poetry in this song is especially poignant. While the video is simple, the song is richly textured and deeply moving. 

After a successful Kickstarter campaign, Tom has begun putting together his third album and I am really looking forward to listening to it in the coming months. His other albums, From Up There and Wishing Well, are available for purchase on his website.

You may recognize Tom from his Baha’i Blog Studio Sessions where he sings a cover of “Mona With the Children” and “Say God Sufficeth”.

More videos of Tom’s powerful music can be found on his YouTube channel and you can follow him on Facebook for updates on his new album and its upcoming release.

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Sonjel Vreeland

In her innermost heart, Sonjel is a stay-at-home parent and a bookworm with a maxed out library card but professionally she is a museologist with a background in English Literature. She currently lives on Prince Edward Island, an isle in the shape of a smile on the eastern Canadian coast. Sonjel is a writer who loves to listen to jazz when she's driving at night.

Discussion 1 Comment

I agree. The song is deeply moving.

Criselda R. Figuerres (February 2, 2017 at 1:33 PM)

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