Iranian Music

Seven of the world’s greatest propaganda palaces aren’t where you’d expect them to be

The “espionage lair” in Tehran, Iran. Photo: Alamy Despite the impenetrable sounding name, it’s relatively easy to infiltrate the Iranian spy lair, once you’ve negotiated the psychological traps of the surrounding garden of anti-arrogance. A skeleton-faced Statue of Liberty wall statue rumbles from outside the den’s barbed-wire ramparts. Lady Liberty …

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Iranian films on the program of the Mostra-Sao Paulo festival

TEHRAN – Ten films by Iranian directors will be screened in different sections of the 45th edition of the Mostra-Sao Paulo International Film Festival in Brazil. Director Asghar Farhadi’s drama “A Hero” will compete in the international perspective of the festival, which runs from October 21 to November 3. The …

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Live music returns to the Mondavi Center this week

Starting this week, the public will once again be able to attend live concerts at Jackson Hall, after a rest period of approximately 18 months due to the COVID pandemic. The large ensembles appearing on stage Thursday and Friday will provide a stark contrast in terms of the music they …

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Shujaat Khan’s new album is an ode to Rumi’s poetry

This pale is an Indo-Persian ensemble that musically interprets the poetry of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi. Grammy-nominated sitarist and composer Shujaat Husain Khan collaborated with Iranian-American singer Katayoun Goudarzi for this six-track album which also features Iranian artist ney (wind instrument used in Middle Eatsern music) Shaho Andalibi and Shariq …

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Francis Collins steps down as director of NIH – WashPost

The director of the National Institutes of Health, Francis Collins, is expected to announce his resignation on Tuesday after 12 years in the post, Politics first reported. Why is this important: The 71-year-old pioneer physician-geneticist is the only appointed presidential NIH director to serve in more than one jurisdiction. Collins …

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Iranian pavilion praised by Expo 2020 visitors

TEHRAN – The Iranian pavilion at the prestigious Expo 2020 Dubai was praised by visitors, CHTN reported on Saturday. Visitors are invited to soak up the ancient land in terms of rituals, crafts, cultural heritage and travel destinations. The pavilion also reveals more about medical tourism, new startups and the …

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Kurdish music overcame harsh oppression

Although it has been completely banned and brutally suppressed by the Turkish, Iranian, Syrian and Iraqi regimes for decades, Kurdish music has survived and flourished. In the past, Kurdish musicians have been arrested for their Kurdish songs and even killed by these regimes. These regimes banned everything related to Kurdish …

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AmirMafia, one of the first Persian rappers to go mainstream

Over the past two decades, several hip-hop musicians have emerged, disrupting many long-standing conventions in the industry. One such example is Amirali Azimzadeh aka AmirMafia, a Persian artist who established himself in the wild Old West purely on the basis of his exceptional talents and of course his determination and …

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Parallel play isn’t just for kids

“Want to read quietly next to each other in Riverside Park?” I texted a friend on a Sunday afternoon in July. I was exhausted from being out too late the night before and filled with the terror that hangs on those last weekend hours – but I didn’t want to …

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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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How Ibrahim Kamara found his place in fashion

Beyond the covers Mr. Kamara’s work tends to flirt at the intersection of raw realism, pop culture tropes, and the alternate realities he creates. Of his first covers for Dazed, one spotlighted fit Nigerian activists holding their national flag; another showed a young black man in a Gucci tracksuit and …

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“This Pale” by Shujaat Khan, an ode to Rumi’s poems

“This Pale” by Shujaat Khan, an ode to Rumi’s poems Bombay: Classical legend, composer and sitarist Shujaat Husain Khan and acclaimed Iranian-American singer Katayoun Goudarzi give new urgency to Rumi’s age-old love poems on their latest album ‘This Pale’ which will be released on October 1. Grammy-nominated sitar player Shujaat …

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How to make lockdown dinners more interesting

There is something comforting about sitting down for a nice dinner. For those of us in confinement, this is one of the little joys that we can still easily enjoy. To bring some novelty to dinner time lately, Jannine Graham and her partner Julia have come up with a game. …

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In pursuit of heaven on earth – Journal

ABDUL Ghaffar, a Tehsildar (local official), was recently posted to Nushki, a town southwest of Quetta. The N-40 highway, known locally as the Quetta-Taftan highway, connects Lakpass, Quetta, to Taftan, a town on the border with Iran. This route is used by Pakistanis, mostly from the Punjab, to get to …

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She couldn’t understand it

Iranian-Dutch pop singer Sevda Alizadeh (Tehran, 1987) was a professional basketball player and made her singer debut in 2017 with the album. Raison. Sevdaliza creates alternative electronic music linked to trip hop. His poetic words often deal closely with depression, fears and pain. Her second album was released last year …

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Listen to new single from Hyper Planet – the amazing Iranian prog-metal band backed by Bumblefoot

Iranian prog-metallers Hyper Planet released a video for their latest single, Beyond the Laniakea – the first of their upcoming debut album. It’s an amazing slice of instrumental prog-metal that incorporates traditional Iranian influences alongside incredible playing by brothers Amin and Armin Saffar (on guitar and bass respectively). There’s even …

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Your Monday Briefing – The New York Times

Protests against the Covid pass are on the rise in France For the third week in a row, thousands of people took to the streets across France to protest the government’s health passes law, which bans people without proof of vaccination or a recent negative test for Covid-19 to access …

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“Hit The Road” by Panah Panahi – Deadline

A family goes on a trip with a difference of Take the road, a promising first feature film by Panah Panahi, presented in the Directors’ Fortnight section of the Cannes Film Festival. The son of Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi delivers a lean but touching drama with a winning humorous streak. …

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Schenectady’s Music Haven announces 2021 series

Schenectady’s Music Haven has announced a season of three regional and international talent shows after a one-year hiatus. The musicians will take the stage at Schenectady’s Central Park on August 15, 22 and 29. Since 1990 Music Haven has brought world class music to Schenectady. Although the series is shorter …

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What Music and Calligraphy Have in Common From the Perspective of Mr. Ebrahim Olfat, Popular Iranian Singer, Painter and Calligrapher

Both music and calligraphy are considered a posteriori; in music, the melody is made up of completed notes. When it comes to calligraphy, the sentences would be inadequate and meaningless if all the associated parts were not written completely. Ebrahim Olfat presented other commonalities of music and calligraphy through an …

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Orchid is changing the face of electro-pop as we know it

Breathtaking Anglo-Iranian songwriter, producer, radio host and singer Orchid is about to be the best thing since sliced ​​bread. You heard it here the first time. Inspired by artists like Outkast, Lady Gaga, NERD and the Sugababes, Orchid is undoubtedly the future of electronic pop, giving the genre a much …

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Iran takes tougher line with election of new president

DUBAI / CAIRO / ISTANBUL – Iranian President-elect Ebrahim Raisi appears determined to focus on preserving the country’s Islamic regime, a marked departure from outgoing President Hassan Rouhani’s focus on reforms and a more conciliatory stance to the outside world. The hard-line conservative leader, who currently heads the judiciary, will …

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