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Sound Only Sound Remains (2016) - Sahba Aminikia - Kronos Quartet and San Francisco Girls Chorus
Seeded by sahbakia on 17 Jun 2016
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Author: Sahba Aminikia
Performed by: Kronos Quartet and San Francisco Girls Chorus Feb 5, 2016, SFJAZZ, San Francisco Featuring: Ouldooz Pouri, Mina Momeni and Loreta Hayrapetia Contributors: Forough Farrokhzad, Roohangiz, Raeeka Shehabi-Yaghmei, Tara Tiba, Nazli Rahmanian Since the 1979 Islamic revolution in Iran women are not allowed to sing publicly according to the Islamic code. Their voice have never been broadcasted on radio and television and they are not allowed to release any records. The only occasion that their voices can be heard is when they sing as background singers in the shadow of a male voice. The recording industry arrived in Iran in 1905 and since then, numerous records of female singers have been produced. As in recent centuries singing has been considered a not-so-prestigious act in Iran specially for women, the relationship between women and records have been stronger than their relationship with the stage. The piece was produced following my announcement on Facebook inviting Irania
Composer: Sahba Aminikia