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Manus Island detainee Farhad Bandesh’s new song The Big Exhale – music video

The Kurdish artist and asylum seeker has been held on Manus Island for nearly six years

  • Source: Wantok Musik
  • The Guardian

Manus Island detainee Farhad Bandesh releases…


His new song The Big Exhale was written and recorded across borders with the help of David Bridie (Not Drowning, Waving) and Jenell Quinsee, who connected with Bandesh through the Writing Through Fences initiative.

A new music video, made in collaboration with Melbourne City Ballet, features the dancer Bilal Zeine in a powerful evocation of the claustrophobia of detention.

This song can be purchased on Bandcamp, with all proceeds going to Farhad Bandesh’s future…

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