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Shahanshah Aryameher


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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Persian American Cancer Institute (free download) - It all started by making a commercial or PSA (Public Service Announcement) for cancer awareness. We were struggling to come up with a script that was not to serious and morbid. We thought, we dont really want to do what others do and start throwing numbers and statistics at people; its already been done!What better way to promote a message than with song and music. Thats where it all started; creating something that we would all be proud of, bringing new and old; tears and smiles and most important of all asking a group of Iranian singers to get together and sing together on one project and appear in a music video side by side, holding hands, one voice ; Stand Up 2 Cancer!It took a lot of sleepless nights and hour and hours of scheduling and then rescheduling! But it all fell into place in the end and everything worked like clockworks.Raha Etemadi wrote the lyrics, Babak Amini composed and arranged the music and Gobi Rahimi agreed to direct the music video and it all happened at Rusk Sound Studios. Erfan wrote his own lyrics for his rap performance which came from the heart and offered comfort to those suffering from Cancer and their loved ones.With the dedication and selfless cooperation of over 13 singers we shot the music video in 13 hours on Monday September 29, 2008.It was amazing, so much energy under one roof, everyone arriving early and eager to help in any way they could to make this project reality. Over 15 people in the video production crew worked round the clock and a lot of behind the scenes support from the PACI volunteers and friends. Special thanks to Frank of Pastina Trattoria who fed us two lovely meals during the shoot and we are ever so grateful to him.The video is currently being edited and will be released for broadcast to all Iranian satellite channels around the world; simultaneously. There will be appearances and interviews on various television shows and we will try to notify everyone via our blog and website.None of this would have been possible without the support of Mrs Sadler and Dr Sadler who believed in my vision from day one when I presented them with the proposal. I am grateful to them for letting me manage this project and make a dream come true and take a step forward for PACI.In the hope that we will be able to touch one person, even just one person suffering from consequences of cancer, by this song, and bring awareness as well as hope to our community.Please download the music and listen to the song. This is free and send it to as many people as you like. Dont forget to leave your comments so we know what you think of the song.

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