Dornika’s “Revolution” EP: A Powerful Blend of Activism and Artistry

Dornika Kazerani, a Tehran-born artist who now calls Berlin her home, is making waves in the music industry with her new EP, “Revolution.” As a multi-talented singer-songwriter, rapper, and music producer, Dornika, known in the vibrant Berlin queer underground scene as Many Faced Godx, defies both genre and gender expectations, captivating audiences with her versatile sound and distinctive style.

What sets Dornika apart from her peers is her unwavering commitment to activism. She utilizes her platform as a pop act to confront pressing issues such as body autonomy, racism, and fatphobia, and shed light on the ongoing female-led revolution in Iran. With “Revolution,” Dornika draws inspiration from the brave women* and marginalized communities fighting for their basic freedom in Iran, reminding the world of the valuable lessons they can teach us all.


photo by Tony Stewart

In this body of work, Dornika shares her own personal experiences of living in Iran and later as an immigrant in Germany. By interweaving her story with the broader societal issues, Dornika emphasizes that “Revolution” is as political as it is personal. The EP delves into the traumas inflicted by the systems we live in, transcending geographical boundaries to highlight the global dynamics behind oppression.

At the core of “Revolution” lies a profound message: healing and transformation require acknowledging our wounds and embracing vulnerability. Dornika lays bare her own vulnerabilities in this body of work, simultaneously exhibiting strength and power. She firmly believes that true strength is found in embracing our vulnerabilities, and through our collective experiences, we can effect meaningful change toward equity. Our liberation is intertwined, just as our oppression is interconnected.

photo by Tony Stewart

Dornika’s “Revolution” EP offers listeners a new path forward, a call to recognize and address the injustices we face and create a more equitable world. She challenges societal norms and preconceived notions, urging us to listen, learn, and unite in our fight for freedom and justice.

With her thought-provoking lyrics, innovative soundscapes, and unapologetic activism, Dornika Kazerani proves that music has the power to ignite revolutions and spark essential conversations.

3D cover art by Cologne-based artist @chillfolio Marcel Sygula