On 2 March, Aviv Geffen, one of Israel’s most iconic rock stars will host Iranian singer and political refugee Shahin Najafi on stage in Tel Aviv.
TIP is happy to invite you to a closed session with both artists during their rehearsals on:
Monday 27 Feb @3pm in PAPAITO Rehearsing Studio in Salame street 29, Tel-Aviv
We will enjoy 90 minutes dedicated to conducting interviews and filming/photographing of the rehearsals. For your convenience TIP will provide a translator from Farsi to English.
(photo by Revital Strauss)
About the Artists:
Shahin Najafi is an Iranian singer who was found guilty by the regime for criticizing it and Islam. Following release of his song "Ay Naghi!" ("Hey, Naghi!"), Grand Ayatollah Lotfollah Safi Golpaygani, a 94-year-old Shi’ite cleric based in Qom, issued a fatwa death sentence against Najafi for apostasy. Grand Ayatollah Naser Makarem-Shirazi, a "source of emulation" for many Shia Muslims, also issued a fatwa declaring Najafi guilty of apostasy. As of 15 May 2012, more than 800 people in Iran had joined a Facebook campaign calling for Najafi to be executed, saying they were ready to assassinate Najafi if necessary.An Iranian web site, Shia-Online.ir, is offering a US$100,000 bounty to anyone who kills Najafi
Aviv Geffen is one of Israel’s most appreciated, successful & popular singer-songwriter. Aviv’s vast career started 25 years ago at age 17, and if someone in his home country can hold the title ‘super-star’ its Aviv Geffen. Aviv Geffen’s songs have changed & influenced generations and his creations are being taught in schools & academies in Israel. As the years progressed, Aviv Geffen became a symbol of Peace & Love.