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Mashaei: music is a complicated science

According to IRNA Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, the head of the Iranian Presidential Office (doesn’t that image portray him like the archetype of an evil vizier?), who has in the past months led a semi-secret operation, has in a meeting with … Continue reading

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No more POP music at Fajr festival

The Ministry of Culture and Guidance (Ershaad) has decided to indefinitely remove the POP category from the Fajr (alt. Fadjr) music festival, after two years of controversial existence. POP will not be banned from the festival, it will be played … Continue reading

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Lohrasebi to work with foreign studios

Ali Lohrasebi has announced that his next album will be produced and recorded in its entirety by foreign musicians and technicians. He has previously mentioned an Italian connection but he explains that he is still working with Iranian creators for … Continue reading

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Askari: “Coma 3” is on its way

In an interview with Moosighie Iranian Hamid Askari confirmed the rumours about his third album being titled “Coma 3”, he also said that it will be featuring nine tracks. The album has received its permit, Askari adds, the release however … Continue reading

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Ershaad: Habib hasn’t been issued a permit

Following the unofficial news about Habib receiving a permit for his first legal release in Iran, which was posted in different websites and blogs after the video of a song was leaked on hard-line blogs and websites, The Iranian Music … Continue reading

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In explanation of academic disinterest

I tend to receive e-mails asking me about the Googoosh Music Academy show, which is basically an Iranian talent search show but unlike every other nation’s ours happens to be attached to an artist’s brand (which the name of Googoosh … Continue reading

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Ahmadi revives tradition to the rhythm

Morteza Ahmadi is not only one of our veteran actors, known to my generation mainly as the voice of “Roobaahe Makkaar” in Pinocchio, but he is also one of the few remaining “zarbi-khaan (rhythm singer)” out there. Thus he has … Continue reading

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