The lyric of this song was inspired by an Afghan mother and her six-month-old daughter, Bahar. I met them in a refugee camp. The mother's eyes, though devastated by the traumas of the road, suddenly lit up with life and power as she told me about an incident on a boat where she thought she is going to lose her baby. She held Bahar tight with so much joy and in the midst of devastation and despair, I felt how this motherly love could overcome it all. The feeling was raw, intuitive, and universal. It was elegantly heartbreaking but hopeful.

  • Improvisational
  • Instrumental
  • Vocal
  • Singer
  • Guitar
  • Udu
  • Austria
  • Canada
  • Egypt
  • Iran