41 Baha’i Blog Studio Sessions Filmed in Australia

This year marks the centenary of the Baha’i Faith in Australia, and seeing as Baha’i Blog is based in Australia, coupled with the fact that we also just celebrated five years of our YouTube channel, we thought it was the perfect time to showcase all of the Baha’i Blog Studio Sessions we’ve filmed in Australia so far!

For those of you who don’t know, Baha’i Blog Studio Sessions is a musical initiative where we invite Baha’is and their friends in different parts of the world, to come into a recording studio and share the Baha’i Writings put to music. So far we’ve published over 270 songs from 40 global locations in 30 different languages, and we continue to publish new songs every week!

So far we’ve published 41 Studio Sessions from six locations in Australia: Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Toowoomba, Perth, and the Gold Coast. I started the first recording session in Sydney. I did this because I had a lot of friends there, and I thought it would be a good place to start seeing how I could put the idea I had in my head into action, as it’s easier to work with friends when you’re not exactly sure what things could look like. The second recording session I did was in the Gold Coast, and in fact, it was this trip to the Gold Coast that inspired me to move there, and this is where I live now.

With all of these amazing Studio Sessions, and other initiatives like the Music inspired by the Heroes Teaching Conference, I must say that I am always blown away by all the musical talent in Australia, and I only wish we could capture more of it! In the meantime, sit back and enjoy these 41 Studio Sessions filmed in Australia so far, and a big thanks to all those who have helped make these happen!

1. What a Power is Love by Shireen & Carmel Zein

Sydney, Australia


2. Say God Sufficeth by Mehran Leong-Granfar

Sydney, Australia


3. Shine Ye by Devina & Raneesha Saberi

Gold Coast, Australia


4. Gladden my Spirit by Michelangelo Benedetti

Gold Coast, Australia


5. O Son of Spirit by Chantel Zurek

Gold Coast, Australia


6. The Fire by Denzil & Ephrim Aumua

Gold Coast, Australia


7. Glory by Shireen Zein

Sydney, Australia


8. Hemia Dei (This is the Day) by Carmel Zein

Sydney, Australia


9. He May Soar by Denzil & Ephrim

Gold Coast, Australia


10. Sorrow Shall Pass by Devina & Raneesha Saberi

Gold Coast, Australia


11. Listen by Ine

Sydney, Australia


12. O My Lord by Chantel Zurek

Gold Coast, Australia


13. Midnight Prayer by Gary Sterling

Sydney, Australia


14. O God, Guide Me by Hayze & Family

Sydney, Australia


15. Immerse by Bahareh & Scott

Sydney, Australia


16. At All Times by JYSEP Goodna

Brisbane, Australia


17. Blessed is the Spot by Jamesley & Leon

Brisbane, Australia


18. Refresh by Dechen & Michael

Brisbane, Australia


19. Unity Prayer by The Cocker Brothers

Brisbane, Australia


20. Eshgh Manam by Behzad Khoshmashrab

Melbourne, Australia


21. Aye Jan Feshan by Behzad Khoshmashrab

Melbourne, Australia


22. Daughter of the Kingdom by Martha & Mahdis

Brisbane, Australia


23. O Friend by Shadi Kouchekzadeh

Brisbane, Australia


24. Broken Winged Bird by Carmel Zein

Sydney, Australia


25. O God My God by Gary Sterling

Sydney, Australia


26. Wings of Thy Protection by Jamesley Cavanagh

Brisbane, Australia


27. Barter Not by Bahareh & Scott

Sydney, Australia


28. Trust In God by Shadi Kouchekzadeh

Brisbane, Australia


29. Shining Lamp by Martha & Mahdis

Brisbane, Australia


30. Unity Prayer by Omid Master

Melbourne, Australia


31. Refresh by Koichi Bartlett

Melbourne, Australia


32. Rose of Love by Beeta Vahdat

Melbourne, Australia


33. God Sufficeth by Beeta Vahdat

Melbourne, Australia


34. Prefer Not Your Will (No Prefieras Vuestra Voluntad) by Omid Master

Melbourne, Australia


35. Lose Ourselves by Alex, Asha, Renya and Alia

Perth, Australia


36. O God Guide Me by Klare Kuolga

Toowoomba, Australia


37. 精神品德 (Spiritual Qualities) by Natasha Chiang

Toowoomba, Australia


38. Departed by Koichi Bartlett

Melbourne, Australia


39. My Haven and My Refuge by Alex, Asha and Alia

Perth, Australia


40. Blessed is the Spot by Klare Kuolga

Toowoomba, Australia


41. Assist by Natasha Chiang

Toowoomba, Australia


Well, that concludes our list of Baha’i Blog Studio Sessions filmed in Australia so far, and we hope you continue to enjoy them!

Watch ALL of our Baha’i Blog Studio Sessions here on the Studio Sessions playlist, and a BIG THANK YOU again to EVERYONE who has helped make this possible!

About the Author

Naysan is the editor of Baha'i Blog and he has worked in various avenues of media for two decades. He’s passionate about using the arts and media to support and explore the teachings of the Baha’i Faith and he has produced and collaborated on popular music projects like the "DawnBreaker Collective" and the successful Ruhi-inspired sequence of "MANA" albums. His experience as a producer for CNN was invaluable while working on a number of special projects for the Baha’i World Centre, including the "Building Momentum" and "Pilgrimage: A Sacred Experience" videos. If there’s a media-related Baha’i project out there, chances are that Naysan was involved with it somehow!

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