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Afghan-American songstress Fereshta brings her provocative storytelling and peace through education initiative on Cultural Collision!

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Hello my darlings!

I am so thrilled to share my new record with you!  It combines my love of real, honest, autobiographical storytelling with gorgeous, global sonic collisions.  We have combined my deep love of rock n' roll with my exotic Afghan heritage, taking it all south to Rio De Janeiro to infuse the fiery passion of Brazilian music!

Studio Casa do Mato
Studio Casa do Mato

Be a part of this record, share in the journey, connect with me and each other.  Music is such an amazing gift!

As a warbaby, who has seen the human cost of war personally, I am deeply committed to peace, unity and global healing.  We have so much to lose as a human family when we harm and destroy one another.

Since the personal is the global, I've made a record that puts my human journey on full display.  This record stands for peace while nakedly sharing my own family's history of war and displacement.  It shines a light on a dark and often overlooked side of this human tragedy.

At the same time, it is a sonic collision of three gorgeous nations, colliding in peaceful harmony and coexistence, allowing their diversity to make a greater whole.

The exotic flavors of Afghanistan are french-kissing American rock n' roll and going south to infuse hot Brazilian grooves and percussion!  This is how Cultural Collision was born.  Cultures can collide in a positive and meaningful way!

Sunset from the Cristo
Sunset from the Cristo

I am an Afghan refugee, a determined warbaby, who has received the education, opportunities and privileges of America and I believe in the American Dream.  I believe we can do better than this as a human family and prioritize the end of human suffering creating peace for all mankind.  I believe that peace will come through education, especially educating young girls and women in places like my homeland, so they can actively participate in making a positive impact within their own societies.

This is my story.  If education has turned me from an angry warbaby to a determined pacifist, imagine what it can do for the millions out there.  :)  My hope for humanity is that we be compelled to unite and end all human suffering.  You'll get to hear this on songs like “Global Nation” and “We're The Heroes.” This is my beating heart, painted on a sonic canvas by my amazing tribe.

Grammy Award winning producer Alan Sanderson, the amazing and talented Zach Ashton (co-producer), and some of the most FABULOUS Brazilian musicians existing on the planet, who have all lovingly bent over backwards to be a part of this adventure.

This is where we need your help!
To Manufacture - We will manufacture: cds, t-shirts and other band merchandise.
To Tour - We are raising money for rehearsals, gas, lodging and food while on the road.

Here on the Kickstarter page you can become an integral part of unleashing this record all the way to me coming your way for live shows and big warm bear hugs! We’re making it a full on journey that invites you backstage with us – music, pix, video, prose, stories – anything and everything I can think of and only exclusively for my Kickstarter fam!

As you know, nothing beats word of mouth for an indie artist, so please pass this along to your friends and loved ones. The grander we can make this project, the more we can do to unleash great music, promote education for young girls and stand for peace and the human family!

I am most excited about sharing my art and my heart with you and bringing you each into my world.  I look forward to connecting with you in a way that makes this crazybeautiful ride worth it for all of us. :)

Thank you from deepest place in my heart, for your love and support!  Being a patron of my art, so I can extend this message of hope, is the greatest gift you can give!

Peace, love and blessings,
Fereshta

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