- Baha’is believe in the power of prayer and you’ll find Baha’is and their friends, throughout the world, getting together to pray. This is often referred to as a ‘devotional gathering’ or ‘devotional meeting’, and they happen in diverse settings, whether in cities or villages.
In this Baha’i Blog interview, Leyla Tavernaro-Haidarian speaks with singer-songwriter Ali Youssefi.
Ali Youssefi is a musician whose songs move the heart. You may be familiar with his global musical initiatives “Unite”, or his most recent song “Waves”. In this interview, he and Leyla talk about the process of putting those songs and music videos together and then, more broadly, about the role an artist or musician can play in building community.
You can also listen to this interview on Baha’i Blog’s Soundcloud page: Baha’i Blog Interviews Ali Youssefi
If you’d like to know more about Ali, please visit his website: aliyoussefi.com
You can also read this written interview with Ali about “Waves” here on Baha’i Blog: WAVES – A New Global Musical Collaboration by Ali Youssefi
Ali was also critical in helping us film Baha’i Blog Studio Sessions in Belgrade, Serbia (where he was living at the time), and from these sessions you can watch him singing “Jedinstvo (Unity)” in Serbian, and “Oh Mi Siervo (O My Servant)” in Spanish.
You can hear more about Leyla from when she was featured on the Baha’i Blogcast with Rainn Wilson: Baha’i Blogcast with Rainn Wilson – Episode 8: Leyla & Ryan Haidarian
For more interviews and Baha’i-inspired talks, please check out this playlist.
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