The Iranian Pop Star Who Is Not Afraid of Israelis

Arrested three times in her native Iran, London-based Golazin Ardestani refuses to apologize for her music or lifestyle – or collaborating with Israeli songwriter Idan Raichel

Danna Harman
Danna Harman
London
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Iranian pop star Golazin Ardestani, aka Gola. “I listen and engage with anything that sounds good to me: Portuguese, Greek and, sure, Hebrew too.”
Iranian pop star Golazin Ardestani, aka Gola. “I listen and engage with anything that sounds good to me: Portuguese, Greek and, sure, Hebrew too.” Credit: Alexandra Gavillet