Her name is Rokhsareh Yassi. If you’re not sure how to pronounce it, don’t worry: she will pronounce it herself in the video below! Her location? At her home in Saveh, Iran: a city about 50 miles southwest of Tehran, and known in Iran for its big, red, juicy pomegranates.
What does she talk about in the video? She responds to a few basic questions I ask so she can shed more light on herself as a person, as well as on her life in Iran. Some of her answers were surprises to me, even though we’ve known each other for almost thirty years!
Rokhsareh thanks you for your attention and interest! If after the interview you have any comments for her, please enter them in the “Comments” section that follow the video.
Rokhsareh, we thank you [Kheilee mamnoon] for being the first one
to take part in these interviews!!
Dr. Leslie Ahmadi discovered her intercultural calling in her parents’ home at age four--where between the jazz, the spirituals, and the rock ‘n roll music, she heard folk songs in languages from around the world. Thirty years later she had a doctorate in foreign language and culture education--and her folk song guitar never far away.