Her name is Ghazaleh Kashi, and she lives in Tehran, the capital of Iran. Her first name is the Persian word for a beautiful animal; can you guess what animal that might be? In the following 13-minute videotaped interview, Ghazaleh herself will pronounce and explain her name for us. She will also share a few details and thoughts about herself, her family, her culture, her growing up years, and her current life in Iran.
Ghazaleh thanks you for your attention and interest! If after the interview you have any questions or comments for her, please feel free to enter them in the “Comments” section that follows the video.
Ghazaleh, we thank you [Kheilee mamnoon] for being the second person
to take part in this interview series!
P.S. A final detail: Ghazaleh’s husband, Meysam Ahmadi, is both a video editor and creator by profession and has added his signature touches to this videotaped interview of his wife! We thank Meysam for the significant contributions of his love and time to make sharing this interview with us possible. We look forward to next month’s interview, when Meysam himself will be our guest!
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.