"This is going out to my family in Iraq, holding out hope while the big bombs drop." Iraqi American singer-songwriter Stephan Said (pronounced Say-eed) has been called the Woody Guthrie of his generation, one of the most acclaimed protest songwriters alive. His is a message of hope and optimism through activism. He sings in Arabic as well as English and will soon be releasing a new album together with Grammy winning producer Hal Wilner.
Performed at the Living Room on Ludlow Street , Lower East Side, NYC 11/07/07.
"In a move that represents a clean break with record industry execs who told him he could never have a career in the US with an Arabic name, Stephan, who completed his graduate studies in International Affairs this summer, is celebrating his decision to reclaim his born name, Stephan Said. The official announcement will be made with the release of the album."