PKK Culture and Art Committee pays tribute to Hozan Mizgîn
"In the person of Martyr Hozan Mizgîn, we remember all the martyrs of revolution in Kurdistan and reiterate the promise to keep their memories alive in a free Kurdistan," said PKK.
The PKK (Kurdistan Workers' Party) Culture and Art Committee issued a written message to pay tribute "Hozan Mizgîn (Gurbet Aydın) on the 28th anniversary of her martyrdom with the sense and spirit of resistance, which has become the eighth note of Kurdish music."
The PKK Culture and Art Committee said in its message: "In this month of May, which our Party and our People consider as the month of martyrs, we commemorate the martyrs of revolution, which are the guarantee of the free future of the Kurds. We pay tribute to all the martyrs of culture and art. We commemorate Hozan Mizgîn who fell martyr on May 11, as well as all TEV-ÇAND martyrs."
The statement added: "Hozan Mizgîn's music is revolutionary music. Her words are the poetic expression of a society and Kurdishness. The rhythm of her music is the enthusiasm of revolution, and her action is the representation of the free Kurdish woman. Comrade Mizgîn is not only an artist, she has been at the forefront of the struggle for freedom in every field, from warfare to politics, to the highest level of responsibility and command, with her determined personality."
The statement continued: "As president Apo (Öcalan) says, 'the people's artist is the fighter of the people, the fighter of the people is the artist of the people'. In this sence, Hozan Mizgîn has been leading our culture and art movement since the first day of the struggle."
The statement said: "Having succeeded in realizing both the militant representation of Kurdish music and the free women idea, Hozan Mizgîn managed to make herself a reality both with her art and her fight. Combining the simplicity of her life with her passion for freedom, she became the voice of the revolution.
The Kurdish children who grew up with her voice, with the enthusiasm of that voice, have resisted and continue to resist the colonialists in four parts of Kurdistan, in the mountain, in the plain, in the city, and in prisons. Hundreds of young Kurdish women have become Mizgîn in the struggle for freedom and the free women have become the hallmarks of the revolution. The belief in the revolution was expressed in the voice of Hozan Mizgîn."
The statement ended with the following words: "She is not only a hero in Kurdistan, she is an art hero and a cultural revolutionary who has managed to be the voice of all women. In the person of Martyr Hozan Mizgîn, we remember all the martyrs of revolution in Kurdistan and reiterate the promise to keep their memories alive in a free Kurdistan."