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Ridvan song in English

'Rejoice with exceeding gladness' is a song in six languages composed specially for the Baha'i Festival of Ridvan by celebrated Baha'i artist, Elika Mahony. Languages include: English, Swahili, German, Chinese, Spanish and French. It is intended to be sung by the whole community.

An additional 5 languages have been added as separate tracks: Japanese, Swedish, Portuguese, Italian and Arabic. All are free downloads.

Vocalist, composer, pianist, and artist, Elika considers herself a world citizen; her parents are from Iran, she was born in the US, raised in Kenya, and now lives in China. Elika’s love of music began when she was a child growing up in Africa. In between she has lived in Israel, the U.S. and Hong Kong. Her music beautifully expresses the diverse cultures that have been a part of her upbringing, blending and reflecting the influences of this varied background, drawing upon classical Western structures but incorporating instrumentation and styles from Iran to Ireland and China to Spain.

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