Iranian Music

Thousands of Haitian migrants remain in the United States

“At least 25 percent of families include pregnant women,” Mr. Villarreal said. “Some of them have been traveling for weeks from South America in extremely difficult conditions.” Families are tested for Covid-19 upon arrival at the Houston shelter and are then given a change of food, water and underwear, in …

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Nevermind at 30: How the Nirvana album rocked the world

When Nirvana released Nevermind in September 1991 (on major label Geffen, following the band’s emergence on Seattle indie SubPop), the album’s explosive success followed a European tour and was a shock to the mainstream system (the Chairman of Geffen, Ed Rosenblatt described it as “one of those discs ‘get out …

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Under the Taliban, the thriving Afghan music scene moves towards silence

By BERNAT ARMANGUE September 22, 2021 GMT https://apnews.com/article/entertainment-middle-east-music-arts-and-entertainment-afghanistan-a2ac1095df0568387d6cee15eb82a3b5 KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – A month after the Taliban took power in Afghanistan, the music is starting to calm down. The last time the militant group ruled the country, in the late 1990s, they banned music altogether. So far this time, the …

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Amnesty International calls for the immediate release of Toomaj Salehi

Amnesty International has called for the immediate and unconditional release of dissident Iranian rapper Toomaj Salehi. In a series of tweets on Friday, the international human rights watchdog said: “Iranian authorities must immediately and unconditionally release #TomajSalehi, a dissident rap artist detained solely for exercising his right to freedom. expression. …

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