Nothing like it had been attempted in Iran for 35 years. The Iranian singer and composer Sara Najafi proposed hosting a concert in Tehran – “a festival of the female voice” featuring solo singers.
“Since the 1979 revolution, women in Iran have been banned from singing solo. So what happened when this woman decided to stage an all-female concert? As ‘No Land’s Song’ – a film about the thrilling gig – shows in Britain, Sara Najafi tells [The Guardian’s] Alexis Petridis how she outwitted scholars, officials and militia.”
» The Guardian – 16 March 2015:
Rocking the casbah: the gig of a lifetime that put Iranian women back on stage
Article by Alexis Petridis