- City, State: Los Angeles, CA
- Geographic Location: North America
Ani Zonneveld is a Muslim speaker, singer and an activist based out of Los Angeles, U.S.A. As a songwriter/producer she has won many awards including a Grammy certification for her song contribution to Keb’ Mo’s album, “Keep It Simple”. Post 9/11 she wrote and produced the first Islamic pop album by a female singer, titled “Ummah Wake Up”, followed by “One”, an interfaith album and the latest “Islamic Hymns – Celebration of Life”, a new genre onto itself. Ani speaks and sings her message of social justice, human rights, and peace, from a progressive Muslim perspective. In 2006, she was named a Muslim Leader of Tomorrow by the American Society for Muslim Advancement. As co-founder and president of Muslims for Progressive Values, an international grass-roots organization, she has organized interfaith arts and music festivals, performs wedding services for mixed faith and gay couples.
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By music: www.a-n-i.net
By writing: www.aslanmedia.com/ummahwakeup
By organizing: www.mpvusa.org
and by example.
I'm passionate about:
Advocating for a progressive interpretation of Islam, women and LGBT rights; freedom of thought, of expression especially in the arts.
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