Humans of Kurdistan
The "Humans Of Kurdistan" project aims to present the cultural diversity of the country. A look at the faces but also the stories that lie behind each of them.

November 6, 2020

“After the 1991 run away and the civil war, Kurds in general were living in bad conditions, especially the young people, where all of their dreams were crashed. At that time, I wrote some texts for (Rashwan Shekhani) the artist. His songs were like weed back then, it calmed people down. I am a descendant of (Shekh Jami), it was unprecedented for me to write a text for something like “there was no message, or a news from you, why did you do that?”, I remember when I first played the songs to my father and told him the texts were mine, he slapped me and told me that I should be ashamed because I am a descendant of the Shekh. Art was so great to me that my even my father humiliating me couldn’t stop me from getting deeper into art. A long time has passed now, but I’m still proud of those songs I wrote as a Shekh.”