Kurdish Singer Advocates for Women

Kurdish Singer Advocates for Women

By Ava Homa

Kurdish Singer Advocates for Women

Kurdish Singer Advocates for Women; Photo courtesy of Rojan“Mothers can change the whole world,” she said. “From the first lullaby they sing for their sons, to the way they treat their daughter-in-laws, they send the message of ‘respecting women.


TORONTO, Canada—As a sheltered young singer from a liberal, culturally rich family, Rojan had little exposure to the hardships many women and girls were facing in Iran. Now, as a Kurdish diva who tours with renowned Kurdish singers, Rojan is able to advocate for women’s rights and serve as a role model for her female fans.

Born into an artistically elite family in Sanandaj, Rojan was encouraged and supported by her father throughout her career as a singer. She started singing in elementary school in Sanandaj, the capital of Kurdistan province and the center of Kurdish culture. In high school her family moved to Kermansha in northwestern Iran, where Rojan rose to stardom and her music was broadcast on radio and TV.


Read More at : http://rudaw.net/english/culture/30072014

Posted on July 29, 2014, in English. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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