Women Can’t Sing in Iran: One Artist’s Struggle to Be Heard

Women Can’t Sing in Iran: One Artist’s Struggle to Be Heard

Fatemeh Hosseinzadeh, Living Life Fearless – 4 April 2021

Samaneh Mahmoudi (Naria) is an up-and-coming singer in Iran who, by law, cannot sing solo because of her gender. Samenah talks about the struggles growing up as a budding singer in a house where her parents urged her to be quiet so the neighbours wouldn’t hear. “Despite all the obstacles, Iranian women have not given up on their dreams. We sing and we pour our souls into our voices. We don’t regret singing. The world needs women’s songs driven by their passion and love.”

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