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Iranian Vocalist Mamak Khadem Breaks Gender Rules With Music

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Mamak Khadem (Photo: mamak-khadem.com)

Iranian vocalist Mamak Khadem is breaking gender rules in Persian music, one of very few Iranian women singing this style of poetry in public, usually a men-only affair.

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Khadem releases her new album "A Window to Color" with influences from Turkey, Greece and Spain.

Maria Bakkalapulo tells us how the music helped Mamak Khadem find her purpose as an Iranian woman and singer.