Monday, 30 May 2011

The Iranian queen of fado: Newsha Tavakolian

Lis­ten © New­sha Tavakolian

Mrs. Deane profiles our very own Newsha Tavakolian's wonderful new project:

Slowly, doggedly, per­sis­tently, steadily New­sha Tavako­lian has been build­ing her career, first as a pho­to­jour­nal­ist for local news­pa­pers in Iran, then work­ing for inter­na­tional media, today includ­ing reg­u­lar con­tri­bu­tions to the New York Times Lens blog. Now she is edg­ing towards the world where doc­u­men­tary meets art project, announc­ing her arrival with a project aptly called Lis­ten. Lis­ten deals with female ambi­tions being frus­trated but not extin­guished by the pow­ers that be. If women in Iran are for­bid­den to sing solo or record music, then noth­ing stops them to per­form in silence.

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