Festival of Ridvan

  • Ridvan celebrates Baha’u’llah’s time in 1863 in the garden of Ridvan in Baghdad when He publicly declared His station as a Manifestation of God. The Ridvan Festival is 12 days long and is also the time of year when Baha’is elect their governing bodies.
Find Communities in Australia

Join activities, celebrations, study groups, spiritual empowerment and education programs for young people, and more.

Learn about the Baha’i Faith

Baha’i beliefs address essential spiritual themes for humanity’s collective and individual advancement. Learn more about these and more.


Baha’i Blog Presents “Studio Sessions” – A New Series on our YouTube Channel

July 12, 2015, in Articles > Baha'i Blog, by

As someone who’s had the opportunity to travel a whole lot over the years, I’ve had the fortune of attending a variety of different Baha’i-related gatherings around the world, and one of the things I’ve enjoyed immensely is being able to listen to songs performed by members of these various communities, who have been moved to put the Sacred Baha’i Writings to music.

I’ve always wished others could hear these songs, and so now we’ve started what we call Baha’i Blog’s “Studio Sessions” in order to share some of these beautiful compositions with the rest of the world. In this new series of videos found on our YouTube Channel, we invite individuals or groups to come into the studio to perform a song or two while we record and film it.

In our very first Studio Session episode, we start things off in Sydney, Australia, with a song called “What A Power Is Love” performed by sisters Shireen and Carmel Zein.

We want these songs to serve as a resource for you and your community, so you can find the song lyrics — meaning the Baha’i Writings used — and the chords to the song in the text below the video on our YouTube Channel. You can also download the audio version of the song from Baha’i Blog’s Soundcloud page too!

We hope you enjoy this new series, and please subscribe to Baha’i Blog’s YouTube Channel to get updates on new Baha’i-inspired videos like this one and more.

Posted by

Naysan Naraqi

Naysan is passionate about using the arts and media to explore the teachings of the Baha’i Faith. Back in 2011, Naysan started up the Baha’i Blog project, channeling his experiences in both media and technology companies to help create a hub for Baha’i-inspired content online.
Naysan Naraqi

Discussion 14 Comments

This is awesome!! I feel so uplifted, and am so impressed with the artistry of the video, and also the musicians 🙂


Lacey (July 7, 2015 at 1:29 PM)

Awesome! Thanks so much for your encouragement Lacey! We’ll be releasing a new one every week or two, so please subscribe to Baha’i Blog’s YouTube channel for more of these! 🙂


Naysan (July 7, 2015 at 1:40 PM)

Yay! Great music!

Rich Young

Rich Young (July 7, 2015 at 7:48 PM)

This is beautiful and I look forward to the rest of this series. Thank you, it’s a wonderful idea

Sonbol Taefi

Sonbol Taefi (July 7, 2015 at 10:05 PM)

Thanks for your support and encouragement Sonbol! 🙂


Naysan (July 7, 2015 at 1:02 AM)

Thanks Rich! Glad you like it! 🙂


Naysan (July 7, 2015 at 1:02 AM)

So beautiful & clean. What a great idea. I like the cinematography & the harmonies in this first session. Can’t wait to see what’s to come, Naysan! [Will you be touring us around the world? Cause that’d be amazing / enlightening / inspiring…]


Cheryl (July 7, 2015 at 5:39 AM)

we are about to produce a singbook with CD, with Young Friends who put music to the Holy Words – but it is in Swedish, and some in English.

Lena Johansson, Sweden

Lena Johansson, Sweden (July 7, 2015 at 7:28 PM)


sukhum abhasakun

sukhum abhasakun (July 7, 2015 at 7:37 AM)

What an amazing idea! Thank you so much for this–it’s going to come in so handy pretty much every day.


Sahar (July 7, 2015 at 9:10 PM)

As God would have it, we just met a mutual friend, Flavio (sp) wearing one of your t-shirts! We are so happy to be reading Baha’i Blog!

Connie Bacalzo Ticeson

Connie Bacalzo Ticeson (August 8, 2015 at 4:04 AM)

Yay!!! Thanks Connie! So cool! 🙂


Naysan (August 8, 2015 at 6:43 AM)

So happy to see this! Loving the podcasts too!
Btw, I am the composer of the melody of Blessed is the Spot and really enjoyed the Spanish Bendito recording.

Elizabeth Hahn

Elizabeth Hahn (September 9, 2016 at 8:01 PM)

Hello Elizabeth!

Wow! What an amazing legacy you have created for the Baha’i community — I just sang your melody to my little one!

We are so glad you are enjoying the Studio Sessions and the podcasts! Happy listening!

Sonjel Vreeland

Sonjel Vreeland (September 9, 2016 at 9:42 PM)

Leave a Reply


"*" indicates required fields

Receive our regular newsletter

Join activities, celebrations, study groups, spiritual empowerment and education programs for young people, and more.

Find Communities in Australia

or Internationally

Horizons is an online magazine of news, stories and reflections from around individuals, communities
and Baha’i institutions around Australia

Visit Horizons

Baha’i beliefs address essential spiritual themes for humanity’s collective and individual advancement. Learn more about these and more.

What Baha’is Believe

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia.

We recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their cultures; and to elders both past and present.

Baha’i Blog is a non-profit independent initiative

The views expressed in our content reflect individual perspectives and do not represent authoritative views of the Baha’i Faith.