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Born in Shiraz, Iran on 20 October 1819, Siyyid Ali-Muhammad would become known to the world as the Bab (meaning “the Gate” in Arabic). The Bab was the symbolic gate; it was His mission to herald the coming of this promised Manifestation of God whom we know to be Baha’u’llah. In the Baha’i calendar, the Birth of the Bab and the Birth of Baha’u’llah are celebrated one after the other in one festival referred to as the “Twin Holy Days”.

The Gate of God – A Song by Ann-Sofie Wensbo

October 20, 2019, in Music > Recording Artist, by

“The Gate of God” is an original song about the Life and Martyrdom of the Bab, written in 2007 by Scott Rizzo (lyrics) and Ann-Sofie Wensbo (lyrics & music), and released in 2019 for the Bicentenary of the Birth of the Bab.

The song is available in three versions, all of which are acoustic:

1. An original version
2. A stripped version, for a slightly more meditative purpose.
3. An instrumental version, intended for private or public use by individuals and choirs out there who would like to cover the song. (Lyrics and chords available from Ann-Sofie by request).

Ann-Sofie Wensbo is a musician, singer/songwriter and producer from Sweden, and she was one of the main people who helped Baha’i Blog film and record our Studio Sessions in Stockholm Sweden. Her musical hallmark is her calm and groovy acoustic guitar playing, her melodious singing and her harmonic vocal arrangements. Having grown up in a home where music was highly appreciated, Ann-Sofie discovered her musical interest and talent at an early age. As a 10-year old she picked up the guitar and a year later she wrote and performed her first song. At 17 she found the Baha’i Faith and soon after started putting the Baha’i Writings to music. Her intoned compositions have been loved and sung around the world long before their official release with the album “Illumine My Inner Being” in 2006.

Find out more about Ann-Sofie Wensbo and purchase “The Gate of God” here on wensbomusic.com

You may also enjoy the following Baha’i Blog Studio Sessions from Stockholm, Sweden, which include Ann-Sofie Wensbo:

* “Ädel (Noble)” by Ann-Sofie & Shahram

* “Healing Prayer” by Ann-Sofie & Rasmus

* “Led mig (Guide Me)” by Ann-Sofie, Rasmus, Sasha & Nora

* “Plantera i ditt hjärtas trädgård (Garden of thy Heart)” by Nora, Sasha & Ann-Sofie

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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.

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