Hatef is an Iranian singer whose ‘Alleh, Allah’ song in support of the Iran’s revolution in 1979 became very popular and was aired on TV many times. He left Iran eventually and moved to the United States. During the protests following Iran’s presidential election in 2009, he made some video clips and songs in solidarity with the Green Movement. The song ‘Ghoghnous’ (Phoenix) was one of them and became widespread on the Internet. He received the lyric from a person in Iran, added a tune to composed music and eventually it was performed by him.
Accessed Date: 2/11/2012