Art has no gender

Art has no gender
ID : N-3732 Date : 2018/12/17 - 09:46

(Persia Digest) – A lady vocalist of Persian song in Iran believes: “Art must not be viewed from a gender perspective, but an individual one; because in the field of singing, every person and gender has a different talent and vocals. The most important aspects here are the individual’s skills to make their talent work with practice, innovation, and self-confidence. These aspects are not linked to gender.”

Fatemeh Saghari is a vocalist of classical Iranian music who has been interested in the work she does ever since her childhood years. She is one of few ladies who were able to participate in Master Mohammad-Reza Shajarian’s expert workshop in 2006.

These days, Fatemeh is totally focused on performing and teaching singing. She talked to Persia Digest about how she entered the world of music: “I was interested in music from a young age and I managed to make it into this beautiful world after years of hard work.”


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In 2003, Fatemeh formed the “Basteh Negar” ensemble and staged a number of women only concerts in Tehran’s cultural centers together with the “Hannaneh” ensemble, supervised by Kamran Hemmatpour.

Speaking about her current projects, she said: “I have been working with the “Rastan” ensemble since 2015, supervised by Azadeh Amiri. We had a concert in Vahdat Hall recently which was hugely welcomed by the audience and made our day.”

She commented on the obstacles faced by Iranian woman musicians, saying: “Although we have many women musicians interested in staging concerts, there are very few halls and venues available to them. Advertisement is also very difficult. Such problems mean that fewer composers and musicians are willing to work with women. Nevertheless, many women including myself, will continue to do our best with our innate love of music; we will not let anything stop us.”


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She believes: “Art must not be viewed from a gender perspective, but an individual one; because in the field of singing, every person and gender has a different talent and vocals. The most important aspects here are the individual’s skills to make their talent work with practice, innovation, and self-confidence. These aspects are not linked to gender.”

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