Six Pillars Broadcast – Music by Asnam L. Masrah, Palestine
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Music by Asnam L. Masrah, Palestine

July 12th – the sweetest vocals from Ramallah by singer /songwriter Asnam L. Masrah, أصنام المسرح, with her series of solo home-made recordings and electronica collaborations with Muqata’a (Boycott). Interview below.  In Arabic her lyrics: Complex questions and cloudy mysteries emptiness judging consequences errors Should I write about our present society? or should I go … Continue reading

Currently Listening To…Choub
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Currently Listening To…Choub

Golnar Shahyar uses her voice in a traditional manner of free jazz singing in Persian, adding experimental ornamentation still rooted in vocal traditions linked to jazz. Thus she complements the orchestration as if it were percussion, orchestration that is well performed, have a listen. The Iranian/Austrian quartet also feature Mahan Mirarab on guitar, fretless guitar … Continue reading

Star Wars Parody
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Star Wars Parody

The Sweden-based sisters-brother trio who are Abjeez have had a hit with this Star Pars parody. We’re loving the switched on references to popular TV culture. It’s not just international, it’s universal.   Abjeez is slang for sister in Persian. They are Safoura and Melody Safavi, along with their sound engineer brother Sufi perform and record … Continue reading

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Music from Tehran makes you tick, tack, stop

Released by: Oido Records. Recorded at MIGRAIN Studio Migrain are Pouya PourAmin, Nima Aghiani (composers) and Sara Bigdeli Shamloo (vocalist, lyrics). Founded in 2002 by Pouya PourAmin, Hamed Panahpour and Aidin Samimi Mofakham, the band’s initial idea was to perform a trio guitar works by Astor Piazzolla, Phillip Glass and others. In 2009 however, following … Continue reading