LIDIO is a label dedicated to releasing music from artists, musicians and composers experiencing censorship, threats or persecution due to their musical activities. We are a sub label to Grappa Musikkforlag - Norway's largest independent record label. 




by SafeMUSE

c/o Sentralen, Pb. 183 Sentrum, 0102 Oslo, Norway

With support from:
MFO (The Norwegian Musicians Union)

NOPA (Norwegian Society of Composers and Lyricists)

The Norwegian Society of Composers

Nordic Culture Point

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Farzane Zamen is an Iranian musician, producer, songwriter and singer. She has released more than 15 songs in Farsi and several tracks and an EP in English. Under Islamic law, as it is applied in Iran, women are not allowed to sing in public, resulting in Farzane having no opportunities to perform or publish her music legitimately in her home country, consequently, she works as an underground musician. Farzane composes and arranges all of her songs—most of which are available through the online music service,, with a total of 710,000 plays to date.


In November‐December 2015, Farzane successfully completed a one‐month residency in Norway and Sweden (arranged by the Oslo‐based SafeMUSE). Farzane performed her first public live performances with fellow musicians in Bergen and Kongsberg, Norway and Malmö, Sweden. During this residency, she also recorded the song "Pedar" (Father) in a one‐day session in Oslo, Norway.

In 2016, Farzane Zamen was awarded a prestigious Artist Protection Fund (AFP) Fellowship and is currently on her six‐month APF Fellowship residency in the UK at the Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA‐Glasgow). Farzane’s APF Fellowship at CCA‐Glasgow, also includes participating cooperation with Glasgow‐based organizations—Glad Café, The Green Door Studio and Paragon Music; and SafeMUSE, Norway.

March 3rd Farzane Zamen released her first physical edition - the EP Z-Bent on LIDIO.


Live from the Glad Café

EP Launch in Scotland



Farzane Zamen - Z Bent

Release - 03/03/2018

Farzane Zamen: singer, synth 

Habiba Makhlouf: singer (Arabic & French)

Gavin Thompson: synth 


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“This is an expression of my experience of years and years of discrimination against women, the humiliation, the abuse, the violence. All these women hidden under the darkness of holy black clothes are human beings but being used as symbols of religious ideology. We want to be free. We keep repeating: Freedom, Freedom, such a luxury word!”

                                                            Farzane Zamen, Glasgow 2018

Forbidden Voices - Farzane Zamen
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