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HAPPY AYYAM-I-HA – Andy Grammer

Baha’i Blog is super excited to share this fun little song called “HAPPY AYYAM-I-HA” performed by Andy Grammer and written by Andy Grammer, Red Grammer, and Jamey Heath.

Ayyam-i-Ha is a multiple-day Baha’i festival that is joyously celebrated all over the world, and it typically falls around the end of February and beginning of March. It’s a period dedicated to socializing, being hospitable, giving generously to the poor and needy, and preparing for the upcoming Baha’i month of fasting. Everyone celebrates Ayyam-i-Ha differently, and you can find out more about this special time here: An Introduction to Ayyam-i-Ha

Special thanks to Andy Grammer, Red Grammer and Jamey Heath for this fun song, and for letting Baha’i Blog share it with everyone, and below are the lyrics and chords so you can all sing along! Continue reading

Mörker omsluter varje land (Darkness Hath Encompassed Every Land) – European Baha’i Choral Festival 2019

“Mörker omsluter varje land” is the second song from the European Baha’i Choral Festival that was held from May 29 – June 2, 2019 at the Baha’i House of Worship in Langenhain, Germany. This Swedish song was composed by Gunnel Nazeraian and arranged and conducted by Ameli Dziemba. It is based on a prayer revealed by Baha’u’llah. Continue reading

Mörker omsluter varje land (Darkness Hath Encompassed Every Land) – European Baha’i Choral Festival 2019 [Audio Track]

“Mörker omsluter varje land” is the second song from the European Baha’i Choral Festival that was held from May 29 – June 2, 2019 at the Baha’i House of Worship in Langenhain, Germany. This Swedish song was composed by Gunnel Nazeraian and arranged and conducted by Ameli Dziemba. It is based on a prayer revealed by Baha’u’llah. Continue reading

100 Musical Initiatives, Musicians and Albums Featured on Baha’i Blog So Far!

We’re super excited to share 100 musicians, musical initiatives and albums featured on Baha’i Blog so far!

It’s been so awesome seeing all the amazing initiatives and talent from all over the world, and so now, in order to celebrate the fact that we’ve featured 100 posts in this category so far, we thought it would be a good time to list them all, starting from our very first interview with producer, Navid Bahmani, to our most recent interview with Persian Baha’i rapper, Ahdi, and everything in between!  Continue reading

Making Space for Truth: The Healing that Precedes Reconciliation – A Talk by Tiffany Jana

This talk titled “Making Space for Truth: The Healing that Precedes Reconciliation” was given by Dr. Tiffany Jana at the Justice Conference, 2019.

Dr. Tiffany Jana shares experiences in creating space for healing through an emerging national, grassroots truth and reconciliation movement in the United States. While many such efforts have taken shape around the world, this equity and inclusion expert has collaborated with a diverse cohort of leaders to model a contemporary way forward. Come hear about a journey that has taken them from the Deep South, up the east coast and across to California in search of personal, local, and national narratives that reveal the pain and truth of America’s shared and shattered history. Dr. Jana and her American Truth and Reconciliation collaborators believe that the truth can and must be exposed and shared in order to begin the healing that must precede the desperately needed reconciliation in the United States and beyond. Continue reading

Making Space for Truth: The Healing that Precedes Reconciliation – A Talk by Tiffany Jana [Audio Version]

This is the audio version of a talk titled “Making Space for Truth: The Healing that Precedes Reconciliation” given by Dr. Tiffany Jana at the Justice Conference, 2019.

Dr. Tiffany Jana shares experiences in creating space for healing through an emerging national, grassroots truth and reconciliation movement in the United States. While many such efforts have taken shape around the world, this equity and inclusion expert has collaborated with a diverse cohort of leaders to model a contemporary way forward. Come hear about a journey that has taken them from the Deep South, up the east coast and across to California in search of personal, local, and national narratives that reveal the pain and truth of America’s shared and shattered history. Dr. Jana and her American Truth and Reconciliation collaborators believe that the truth can and must be exposed and shared in order to begin the healing that must precede the desperately needed reconciliation in the United States and beyond. Continue reading

The Elegant & Intricate Papercut Art of Josefina Hernandez

Josefina Hernandez works magic with a small knife and a piece of paper. I was enamoured of her work before, but I especially delighted in the recent work that she did in honor of the bicentenary of the Birth of the Bab: a delicate rendering of the room where He declared His mission. Below you’ll find a series of photographs capturing that breathtaking piece, as well as a few words from Josefina about her art. Continue reading

New Children’s Books About Ayyam-i-Ha by Elaheh Bos

I have never personally met Elaheh Bos but I am so grateful for the materials and resources she creates and produces for children. Her latest: a story book, During Ayyam-i-Ha: How We Celebrate, and an activity book, Ayyam-i-Ha Crafts. (Not sure what Ayyam-i-Ha is? Here’s a Baha’i Blog article called “An Introduction to Ayyam-i-Ha” that might help!)

With the multiple-day Baha’i festival just around the corner, I am thrilled Elaheh was able to share a little bit about her new books. Here’s what she said:  Continue reading

“El Mérito del Hombre (Man’s Merit)” by Arrayanes

Baha’i Blog Studio Sessions is an initiative where we invite Baha’is and their friends from around the world to come into a studio and share the Baha’i Writings put to music.

In this Baha’i Blog Studio Session, we’re in Santiago, Chile with the band Arrayanes singing “El Mérito del Hombre (Man’s Merit)” in Spanish from the Writings of Baha’u’llah. Continue reading

“El Mérito del Hombre (Man’s Merit)” by Arrayanes [Audio Track]

Baha’i Blog Studio Sessions is an initiative where we invite Baha’is and their friends from around the world to come into a studio and share the Baha’i Writings put to music.

In this Baha’i Blog Studio Session, we’re in Santiago, Chile with the band Arrayanes singing “El Mérito del Hombre (Man’s Merit)” in Spanish from the Writings of Baha’u’llah. Continue reading

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