The video I directed for my song “BE GONE TALIBAN” premiered on IFC !



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Dear Friends,here is an update of what i am up to:

I am headed to Uganda in a week with The Voice Project. You can read about The Voice Project here:

i will be helping Hunter, Anna, and Ryan make a documentary about the Women of Gulu. The Voice Project raises money for these refugee women who sing songs to their abducted youth calling them back home. The youth have been abducted by the Lords Resistance Army, and most are much too ashamed to return. The women sing songs asking them to return. We will be documenting these women, recording more of their songs to be delivered to radio stations in the Congo, and interviewing some of the soldiers who have returned. I am very honored to have been invited to join them on this very special mission of peace.

Since my last blog entry (in which I talked about my concern about the drug problem in Afghanistan) I was asked to write a song for an anti opium and heroin campaign in Afghanistan. It is really wonderful to contribute in any way that i can to the health and prosperity of Afghans. I am working on the song…

We are full swing ahead in post production for my documentary too ! When I get back from Uganda I will pretty much be saturated in the documentary and writing my next album…

And I am also about to release a music video that I directed for my song “Be Gone Taliban”. Stay tuned…

peace and love*


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I directed this video with Aska for one of her songs called “Almost There”. Aska is a wonderful artist and collaborator! we had a lot of fun making this! I also did the cinematography and edited it.


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Dear Friends,

Here is my music video for “We Came Home”. Directed by Rachel Fleischer, Cinematography by Jimmy Fusil, Edited by Max Goldblatt and Rachel Fleischer.

Hope you enjoy it…


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Thank you Kickstarter for supporting my documentary film ! So amazing having such a wonderful team and so much support from the community ! #DREAMS




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September 7, 2010

Afghan American Anthology

August 9, 2010

Ground Zero Mosque

Dearest New Yorkers,

As an Afghan American I will feel such a tremendous sense of healing when this center is built. New York city is my favorite city in the whole world. I have such a deep deep love for your city. I truly believe that the building of this mosque at ground zero will bring about peace and harmony. It will continue our tradition as a nation that embraces all religions and races equally. It will be such a noble act of tolerance and forgiveness. 9/11 completely changed my life. It was a catalyst for all of the art that I have made since that day.

with love,


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We Alone

We alone can devalue gold
by not caring
if it falls or rises in the marketplace.
Wherever there is gold
there is a chain, you know,
and if your chain
is gold
so much the worse
for you.

Feathers, shells
and seas-shaped stones
are all as rare.

This could be our revolution:
To love what is plentiful
as much
as what is scarce.

Alice Walker

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June 22, 2010

For Neda…

my beautiful cousin Leyla from HEARTSREVOLUTION posted this on her site. Coincidentally, my friend and hero Reza is in the film. and another one of my heros, Shohreh, is narrating the film. Neda was the woman who was killed during the Iranian elections. I am so moved by her courage. I feel so blessed that our world has human beings like Neda in it. Please take an hour of your day to watch this powerful film.


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