Hamid Sabzevari poems published in “Call of Freedom”

November 5, 2018 - 18:39

TEHRAN – Poems by Hamid Sabzevari, who was famous for his revolutionary works, have recently been published in a collection titled “This Is the Call of Freedom”.

The collection composed of four volumes was unveiled during a ceremony at the Art Bureau in Tehran on Sunday, the bureau announced.

The ceremony was attended by a number of scholars, poets and his family members.

“This Is the Call of Freedom” takes its name from one of Sabzevari’s poem named “This Is the Call of Freedom from the Orient”.

Published by Simorgh-e Honar Publications, the collection has been compiled by Reza Esmaeili, Zahra Mohaddasi Khorasani and Hossein Esrafili.

In his brief speech made at the ceremony, Art Bureau director Mohsen Momeni-Sharif said that Sabzevari’s poetry promotes the Islamic Revolution and the culture of resistance.

He called his poem “This Is the Call of Freedom from the Orient”, the prism of the revolution since it touches upon all the goals of the revolution.

Vocalist Mohammad Golriz, who had performed “This Is the Call of Freedom from the Orient” in the early 1980s, performed the song once again for the participants.

Born as Hossein Aqa-Momtaheni, Sabzevari died this year in June 2016 at the age of 91.

Sabzevari was mostly known for the works composed in the heat of the Islamic Revolution.

He was the composer of “Khomeini, Oh Imam!”, which was recorded weeks before the victory of the Islamic Revolution. 

He also composed “USA, USA, Shame on Your Deceits!”, which was performed by a chorus and solo tenor Esfandiar Qarabaghi after the occupation of the U.S. embassy in Tehran in 1979.

Photo: Hassan, son of poet Hamid Sabzevari, speaks during the unveiling ceremony of his father’s poem collection “This Is the Call of Freedom” at the Art Bureau in Tehran on November 4, 2018. (Mehr/Mohammad Mohsenifar)