“What is your purpose in life?” Here how Edinburgh street soul diva found hers.
About the speaker
Got Soul was founded as a charity in 2012 by Maryam Ghaffari, one of UK’s “Street Soul Divas” with over 25 years experience of working with vocal groups, bands, soloists and choirs.
She has a First Class Hons Degree in Music with Visual Practice from the University of Brighton where she became a guest lecturer.
Alongside music she has qualifications in psychotherapy and teaching. Maryam Ghaffari has achieved musical success and industry recognition by appearing on various compilation albums as well as being a judge on BBC One’s 2018 singing competition All Together Now.
Maryam’s talk will explore her inspiration for setting up Edinburgh’s Got Soul Choir and how her commitment to herself, her true purpose, and her life’s joy has created a community that helps people out of isolation - a community with a real legacy.’
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The people that came into my life were people I could say to "on Tuesday we are going to the moon and they would say great! what should we pack?" — Maryam Ghaffari
I always wanted to start a choir this was my "One day I will" — Maryam Ghaffari
The single most important thing is to find out one's purpose — Maryam Ghaffari
I felt that if I was responsible for the way my life was then I must have the power to have any life, if I created this I can create anything — Maryam Ghaffari
I use to blame others for the state of my life. When I got real, when I got present, to my life, I took responsibility for it all — Maryam Ghaffari