Women's voices have often been described to have a powerful effect, an essence, a deep touch. They have also often been kept away from the ears of most. Through time, and in different regions of the world, not just women's voices, but music in general, has proven itself strong enough of a medium to cause a considerable power struggle. Mostly, those in power have tried to control it while those without power have used it to voice their opinions. This power of music, specifically that which resides in women's voices, demonstrates itself through the fact that some musicians/vocalists have grown enough to become icons for their nations and for an entire ideology that follows them. Take Miriam Makeba as an example. Born in 1932, in South Africa, she is known as the one of the first Africans to raise appreciation for African music through mainstream media around the world. She adamantly raised consciousness and fought against the apartheid system of South Africa. This eventually caused South Africa to revoke her passport in 1960 along with her citizenship and rights to return to her nation in 1963. She continued her civil rights activism throughout the years and after the fall of the apartheid, she returned to her country in 1990 for the first time. Her humanitarian work did not cease until the day she died in 2008. She had traveled to Italy for a concert for support of efforts against Camorra, a criminal organization that originated in region of Campania. Her voice carries through regardless. May she rest in peace. Find your own inner voice and stand for something that is important to you. We now offer Persian voice lessons at Rhythmitica. Join us. Its easy, convenient, and flexible for your schedule. Avaz online lessons by Malihe Moradi see you soon.