The acoustics in the 400 year old mosque are amazing & notes hang in the air with crystal clarity. The singer is a student from northern Iran visiting Isfahan & had always wanted to sing in the mosque because of its unique acoustic resonance qualities. You have to stand on the tiled square for perfect effect.
Mahrokh, literally “moon-face”. A Persian name chiefly for girls. The moon is associated as one of the highest levels of beauty in Persian culture. To be named this is to be called the silent beauty of a full moon on a clear night.
Rosario Dawson telling it like it is and being a true hero at a campaign event for the Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, at Saint Mary’s Park on March 31, 2016 in New York City.
al-Sharif (b. 1979) is the woman responsible for the campaign aimed at giving
women the right to drive in Saudi Arabia. To initiate this movement, she filmed
herself driving in the country, where it is illegal for women to do so; she was
detained and released on bail on the condition of ceasing activity and not
talking to media. Still, she remained an active voice pushing for women’s
rights in the Middle East.
She is still campaigning heavily on social media platforms such as
Twitter and Facebook for the loosening of Saudi Arabia’s strict legislation,
despite the risk associated with these activities. She was awarded the Vaclav
Havel Prize for Creative Dissent by the Oslo Freedom Forum in 2012.