Side FX Reveals Family Ties To Iran On Pentagon Channel's Command Performance

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Kim Cameron and Side FX made a recent visit to The Pentagon Channel's show Command Performance. The show, which has featured Incubus, Vince Gill, Aerosmith and Jason Mraz in the past, shows military journalists having conversations with today's top entertainers from a uniquely military perspective. While taping a message to the troops guitar player Chris(Nik)Nipora revealed his family ties to Iran.

Kim Cameron and Side FX made a recent visit to The Pentagon Channel's show Command Performance. The show, which has featured Incubus, Vince Gill, Aerosmith and Jason Mraz in the past, shows military journalists having conversations with today's top entertainers from a uniquely military perspective. While taping a message to the troops guitar player Chris(Nik)Nipora revealed his family ties to Iran. Nipora stated, "Many of you may not know, I was born in Iran, in a country that freedom is a foreign word and living here, I can appreciate what it means and the value placed on freedom. I wanted to say thanks for all that you guys are doing for us."

Nikpora's immediate family came to the states in 1977 during the time Shah of Iran was still in power. While some of his family remain in Iran, his younger brother fought with the US in the Iran-Iraq war. His background has given him a unique personal perspective on the war. When asked about his thoughts on Iraq, Nipora responded "Regarding Iraq, I had no love for Saddam. As my younger brother fought during Iran-Iraq war and my entire family went through hell for those years he was in the front line. Saddam had killed scores of Iranians and chemical bombed many Iranian villages and cities. I had hoped this war would be quick and would bring the people of Iraq peace, freedom, and democracy."

Side FX have been extremely vocal about their support of the US troops by taking place in events to bring awareness and funds to assist the troops. After meeting a disheartened soldier and hearing his story, Kim was compelled to write "My Hero" in honor of the men and women who have dedicated their time to keep citizens out of harm's way. In efforts to raise awareness for issues facing returning and active duty soldiers, Kim and Side Fx's contributions have included Wounded Warriors Project donations, Airmen's Club concert and song download cards for soldiers, sailors, marines and the coast guard and a concert for the soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center to name a few. "When we attacked the Taliban and had them and Bin Laden clan running for their lives, I was rejoicing; first for avenging 9/11 and second happy for Afghan people for helping them rid themselves of religion tyranny. So, at the end - again I salute our brave men and women of our armed forces for their hard work and sacrifices." States Nipora

To see the Side FX Command Performance interview you can visit http://www.sidefxband.net and click on video. Kim Cameron and the Side FX band offer an eclectic blend of pop, rock and jazz into a smooth, groovy listening experience.

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