June 18, 2023 will mark 40 years since 10 Baha’i women were hanged in Shiraz. Their only ‘crime’ was their refusal to renounce their beliefs in a faith that promotes the principles of gender equality, unity, justice, and truthfulness. This collection highlights Baha’i Blog content relating to the ongoing persecution of Baha’is in Iran.
Baha’i Blog’s “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 Chicago, USA with Noah Hamilton and Vincent Mann singing “The Voice That Calls Me”, based on an excerpt from ‘The Dawn-Breakers’.
This song was filmed and recorded in Chicago, USA, December, 2018.
Here is the quotation used for the lyrics followed by the chords below
In this quotation from The Dawn-Breakers, Sulayman, a follower of the Bab who had been captured and paraded down the streets with burning candles dug into his flesh, could be heard saying the following before he passed, addressing the flames as they ate into his wounds.
Lyrics & Quote
You have long lost your sting, O flames, and have been robbed of your power to pain me. Make haste, for from your very tongues of fire I can hear the voice that calls me to my Beloved!
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.
This is truly a brief heart wrenching account of a Babi martyr put into music. Thank you Naysan and Baha’i Blog.
Criselda R. Figuerres (April 4, 2020 at 1:01 PM)