Doug Cameron (musician)

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Douglas John Cameron is a Canadian musician and composer best known for writing and performing a protest song entitled "Mona with the Children" about a Persian Bahá'í girl aged 16, Mona Mahmudnizhad, who, in 1983, together with nine other Bahá'í women, was sentenced to death and hanged in Shiraz, Iran, because of her membership in the Bahá'í Faith. Cameron recreated Mahmudnizhad's story in a music video, Mona with the Children, which made the pop charts in Canada (#14 for the week of October 19, 1985). Partly to distinguish himself from new age composer Doug Cameron the name John was added. he also works with collaborator Jack Lenz (also a Baha'i) on children's TV, notably Treehouse, where he performs under the name Douglas John.[1]


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