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Musicians YouTube It For Iran


Artists all over the world are YouTubing their support for the Iranian people. Watch Joan Baez singing part of the legendary protest anthem "We Shall Overcome" in Farsi here:

Or take popular Berlin rock band "Samavayo" -- their new song "Tehran Girl" is all Iran, complete with a (warning) graphic music video using footage from the street protests:

With most of the new songs showcasing on "Broadcast Yourself" YouTube, amateur acts are also in the mix. Check out Jason Carl rocking out in a makeshift studio to "Iran Yes We Can" here.


And going more mainstream, as we've already had on the Iran Election Diary, there's also Jon Bon Jovi and Andy singing "Stand By Me."

I don't think any of them have managed yet to find a rhyme for Ahmadinejad.

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