Beti started singing when she was 18. Her complexion was as delicate as her low voice and she sang in Azeri and Turkish as well as Persian. Before she was discovered, the Geographical Organization of the Army employed Beti as a cartographer. She suffered a lot in Iran, especially after she returned from a trip to Israel with her son. She was subsequently persecuted, psychologically tortured, detained in solitary confinement and subjected to ongoing interrogation and monitoring by Iran’s intelligence agencies. Her voice disappeared for 28 years following the revolution before surfacing again in LA nearly 30 years later.