Composer fights to elevate women's voices in Iran

In a place where women are forbidden from singing solo in public, what would it take to organize a concert fuelled by female talent?
Iranian composer Sara Najafi fears the female voice is fading away in her country. (Ayat Najafi/Hangfarn & Ufer)
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Composer Sara Najafi long dreamt of organizing a concert featuring Iranian female soloists and other international talents. Trouble is, women are not permitted to sing unaccompanied in Iran.

The struggle to make it happen fuels a new documentary by her brother, No Land's Song. Shad caught up with the Najafi siblings to discuss what it takes to stage a cultural intervention. 

WEB EXTRA | Sample the sound of women's voices rising in Iran, as captured in this clip from No Land's Song
 
 
 

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