Recently, in a discourse, Mohammad Rasekh spoke about the fact that in Iran, due to auditing, censorship, and pressure, artists prefer not to enter the category of protestive music, and further said that despite the pressure exerted by the society, art should be flourished and to stop the feeling of frustration to lead us through forgetting our great goals in life.
He also says that not many attempts have been done in this area; protestive music is perhaps the most accurate concept of the music of concern, and it presents socio-political problems to the audience. Mohammad Rasekh , also known as Mohammad Rasekh, an Iranian singer, songwriter, and composer, says that “music and poetry have the potential to have an emotional impact and create a physical boost in the listeners, and can certainly be a strong stimulus for commotions.”
An artist can be the voice of the people
“Art can take on a protest aspect in all cases, and it is not just about music,” Mohammad said. “Painting, theater, poetry, and books can affect because they use artistic coordinates. Art is a category that can influence thoughts, minds and be durable. In all fields, art can present the events of a society beautifully and effectively.”
If we look at music, in particular, the meaning of this art is verbal music, and when it comes to protest, objection mostly manifests itself in words. “Verbal music, if originated through the people’s wishes and is close to the lives conditions of the people, it will make very deep effects on the people of the society.”
The singer continued: “We live in a society where poverty puts pressure on people and annoys them. An artist with his artworks can deliver a social problem like poverty to those who need to hear it. An artist can be the voice of the people and influence the public’s mind to make people aware of the problems of the society.”