Introduction to 30Voices
 
Art has a profound ability to empower and endow the voiceless with resonance. Art is capable of educating the uninformed and healing the wounded spirit. 30Voices is a non-profit organization devoted to raising awareness about domestic abuse  by establishing a community of experienced and aspiring artists eager to share their candid visions of love, heartbreak and resurrection. 
 
30voices is dedicated to promoting and cultivating the diverse voices of Iranian women through various artistic outlets such as paintings, sculptors, mix media, music, film, performances and literature. By offering workshops, organizing events and developing resources for burgeoning female artists, 30Voices hopes to instill confidence in women and aid in the progression of a healthy and enlightened community. 
 
The significance behind the name 30Voices originates from the Persian mythological creature known as the Si'morgh (30-birds). It is a large winged bird-like creature with a 500- year life-cycle, near the end of which it builds itself a nest of cinnamon twigs that it then ignites; both nest and bird burn fiercely and are reduced to ashes, from which a new, young Phoenix is reborn. The Si’morgh is the divine symbol of reincarnation and perseverance. 
 
Likewise, Iranian women all over the world are rising out of the ashes of a revolution that more than thirty years ago robbed them of their civil and human rights. But under the dark shroud of oppression thrives the immortal and outspoken soul of women yearning to be acknowledged and respected. Today, no matter where they are in the world, Iranian women stand together as one, stronger and more determined.

Arghavan

Artist

 
Arghavan was born in Iran, and came to Sweden with her family 1985.
Even as a little girl she knew that her voice could be a way to reach out and help people, but it took many years for her to understand that she had reached out to thousands of girls around the world. 
Arghavan has worked with music the past twelve years,and her music is a mixture of persian and english pop. 
She was one of the contestants in Googoosh Music Academy in London 2010, that broadcasted the show by satellite around the world, with about 32 million  viewers.
Arghavan didnt win, but she made it to the 4rd place and
she won alot of hearts with her music and her style and her way of breaking the musical structure .
Her multicultural background as well her aesthetic family is influenced in her music. 
This down to earth girl cathces more then your eyes and breath, she prisoners your heart with her personality!
Arghavan is now ambassador for UN WOMEN Sweden.
She has also realesed her book Zan in Sweden June 2014.

 

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