Musician, Pianist, Composer, Vocalist, Artist

‘Persecution’ Video for Bahai Human Rights Day

A few months ago I shared a song called ‘Persecution’ about the 7 Baha’i leaders imprisoned in Iran. Today was scheduled to be the day of their so-called trial, although recent information indicates that the date has been delayed once again.  In honor of their steadfastness under such difficult circumstances, I wanted to share a video that a friend made for my song ‘Persecution’. Please share the video with your friends and ask them to share it with others.

Please feel free to download the song Persecution. Please click here.

Many thanks to Penny for creating the video and my gratitude to Jarome for producing the song.


  1. Thank you for sharing Elika ^^

  2. My dearest Elly! I just wanted to tell you that I was listening to your CD “Fire and Gold” on my way to work and it brough tears to my eyes! I don’t think I’ve told you enough – you’re so amazing talented Elly and I’m so proud to be your brother!

    Love you!


  3. Thank you. The prayers keep coming.

  4. Thanks very much sister for sharing your talented work. I won’t forget your beautiful voice just like your sister Lehla Wamboi. We shall remember you in the shrines for the success of your work.
    Asante sana.

  5. Beautifull song, touching voice, effective video

    Thank you for adding your art in briging confort to those soul in Iran and all over.


  6. Elika dear, as always you have refreshed our souls ! Beautiful and befitting, most befitting.

  7. Dear Elika, the song and the video are very moving!
    Love Sigi

  8. Dearest Elika,

    Thank you and love you. This is beautiful.

    Lili, Christi and GrandDad

  9. An amazing presentation which draws dramatic attention to the plight of the Baha’is,. and ultimately, the people of Iran. Such a heavenly voice.

  10. Dear Elika,

    What a wonderful coincidence…I got your notice tonight of this moving video to accompany your powerful song & I am downloading it from Youtube after a 2 hour teleconference with the friends one of which is in Iran, as we work on developing a Masters of Public health program to improve the status of all Iranians through the Baha’i Institute of Higher Education. What a way to spend “Baha’i Rights Day”. The sacrifices of these beautiful souls are inspiring action around the world!!


  11. Elika……your beautiful and touching music is surpassed only by your
    beautiful heart and dedication to your Faith. You indeed use your music
    to bring comfort and joy as well as drawing attention to the plight of those
    who are being persecuted……..thank you for what you do!!

  12. Elikajoon your music and voice as usual are WONDERFUL you are the star of BAHA
    love u Papijoon

  13. Thank you everyone for all your sweet and loving responses. I really feel blessed to have such amazing friends to work with on such projects. I have to especially thank Penny Filias once again for her wonderful work and the time she put into making such a lovely video.

  14. Elika Mahony,

    You did a wonderful job! it genuinly touched my heart and I hope it may reach as many people as posible and that through the beautiful song and the heartbreaking scenes of the video they find inspiration to learn more about the Baha’i Faith and realize how unjust the persecution has been.

    Vida Sapir

  15. Dear Elika,

    I always enjoy listening to your voice.
    This one is as wonderful as the rest of your songs
    Thanks for sharing it.

  16. Dearest love elly
    How wonderful to have you giveing so much to the world! you are our shining star in the heavens! What more can i say?
    love and hugs galore.

  17. May the Blessed Beauty increase your creativity and spirit of service!

  18. Dear Elika, very much enjoyed your persecution song. The song conveys with passion the gravity of what is accouring in our world and hopefully awakens more and more people to this reality.

    Thank you for sharing your art with the world.


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