Beyond centrifuges and ayatollahs: Dive in to the Iranian music scene
Diverse influences and a potpourri of sounds make up the music scene in the Islamic republic and throughout the Persian diaspora.
Any attempt to survey the cultural scene of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and particularly the music recorded there, can only look at the tip of the iceberg. Iran's music scene is as complex as the country's multi-layered society. It contains a blend of classical and modern, innocence alongside outspoken political and religious protest, demonstrative nationalism along with prohibited...
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