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.

Chloé Pourmorady

Artist

 

Chloé Pourmorady (Melanchloé) is a Persian-American violinist, vocalist, and composer. Chloé was born a child to Iranian refugees in Los Angeles, California where there is a large community of Persian immigrants of the 1979 Revolution. Chloé holds a degree in Music from Loyola Marymount University, and studied the Kodåly Method at NYU and briefly at the Kodaly Institute in Kecskemet, Hungary. Though, her father, a humble self-taught musician and gifted melodist, is her greatest teacher. Chloé also teaches music to children and is often inspired by the playfulness of her own students. Because of her confluence of cultures, the product of her creativity breeds a very natural mélange of both Western and Eastern styles; a true testament to first-generation Americans. Her work is honest and vulnerable; individual, but also relatable. Her life-experience and her travels have given her the privilege to experience the healing and moving effects of music, while also finding how to expand those effects outwards to her listeners.

 

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