05 - la chadhiliyya - al-hadra.mp3 - 21.60MB
-- Heave Ho, Thursday, September 6, 2007 3:32 AM (14 hours ago)
― lucas pine, Thursday, 6 September 2007 18:03 (5 years ago) Permalink
listening to the Persian Electronic Music compilation on Sub Rosa right now. really excellent.
― matinee, Sunday, 29 June 2008 18:48 (4 years ago) Permalink
Rachid Taha's Diwan 2 fits into this category, right? Great disc, especially the second song, Rani.
― Daniel, Esq., Sunday, 29 June 2008 19:36 (4 years ago) Permalink
― slecked, Sunday, 29 June 2008 21:07 (4 years ago) Permalink
Has anybody seen this or heard the soundtrack?
NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT PERSIAN CATS
- a film about Tehran’s underground indie music scene
centers around rock band Take It Easy Hospital.
PERSIAN CATS follows young singer Negar and her musician boyfriend Ashkan (Take It Easy Hospital), who attempt to form a rock band after being released from prison. Forbidden by the authorities to play in Iran, and dreaming of performing in Europe, they plan their escape. The necessary paperwork proves impossible to come by legitimately, so they team up with Nader, a fast-talking music promoter, who may be able to provide the connections they need. With passports and visas being made to order, the trio trawl the Tehran underworld, listening to local rockers, metal-heads, rappers, singer-songwriters, musicians of every sort—all of whom will go to any length to perform their music. But with deadlines looming and authorities on their heels, Negar and Ashkan’s hopes of completing their mission may soon be shattered
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 20 April 2010 14:29 (3 years ago) Permalink
Saw the movie a couple nights ago, can't comment on the actual soundtrack, but I'll give a quick overview of the bands.
The main band, Take It Easy Hospital, plays pleasant, decently catchy indie-pop with dual male/female vocals.There is another indieish band, The Yellow Dogs Band, who have a more Chicago math-rock sound. Decent, not great.Hichkas, the rapper in the movie, is pretty mediocreThere is a metal band, I don't think they're on the soundtrack; their music is paint by the numbers metal, totally forgettable.The Free Keys, IIRC, is like this jazz-prog thing, not that good.Rana Farhan is a single woman doing traditional Persian songs.
To be serious, none of the music is good, but I think that's partially a symptom of not having the networks of criticism and development that are found in American and European countries. You can tell that some of the bands have some song-writing chops but there doesn't seem to be a large 'scene' where they can fully develop their skills.
I enjoyed the movie, it was a decent enough commentary on the pressures faced by underground musicians, but I always have problems with documentaries (or in the case of ...Persian Cats, a semi-documentary) celebrating these bands playing Western music just because they're playing music that's not allowed by the government or encouraged by the larger population. Yeah, good for these mostly middle and upper-middle class kids, but there's never enough critical distance, imo.
― Ivor, Tuesday, 20 April 2010 17:57 (3 years ago) Permalink
Oh, the metal band I was talking about isn't even a paint by the numbers metal band, that would be much better; they're actually a Linkin Park inspired metal band, complete with singer AND rapper.
― Ivor, Tuesday, 20 April 2010 19:08 (3 years ago) Permalink
Afghan singer Ghazal and Tajik singer Jonibek touring North America.
― curmudgeon, Friday, 21 May 2010 15:09 (2 years ago) Permalink
damn it I read this as Arab, Persian, Surf music and got really excited
― puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Friday, 21 May 2010 15:46 (2 years ago) Permalink
Omar Souleyman was amazing at ATP the other night.
― Neil S, Friday, 21 May 2010 15:49 (2 years ago) Permalink
Wish he would come to Washington DC
― curmudgeon, Friday, 21 May 2010 16:33 (2 years ago) Permalink
I recommend the compilation called 'Pomegranates.' Nice selection of Persian pop & psych from the '60s & '70s.
― ImprovSpirit, Monday, 24 May 2010 01:52 (2 years ago) Permalink
Update on Superstar Tour 2010- The tour has been postponed until further notice, This was a decision made on behalf of Aftab Media Group, Ghazal, Jonibek and Adeeb and Samim Juyan. We will update you with more information about the tour soon. Thank you to all the supporters who came out in VA and NY. From Facebook
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 25 May 2010 06:11 (2 years ago) Permalink
Iranian protest music in various genres
― curmudgeon, Sunday, 6 June 2010 14:12 (2 years ago) Permalink
please identify this piece of persian pop (@ 1:40)
― meisenfek, Sunday, 19 September 2010 23:28 (2 years ago) Permalink
"some deliciously undulating background vocals bathed in reverb"
― meisenfek, Sunday, 19 September 2010 23:29 (2 years ago) Permalink
I've finally heard some classical Sufi music from Kashmir, and as I noticed before, just from brief clips, it's a curious mix of Indian classical instrumentation and vocals that seem to me to be closest to Andalusian classical (maybe even specifically the Algerian variety, though I know that sounds a bit odd). I'm not sure I particularly like it, but it's a curious hybrid, for sure.
― _Rudipherous_, Saturday, 10 September 2011 05:30 (1 year ago) Permalink
(I mean Arab-Andalusian classical obviously, not like flamenco or something.)
― _Rudipherous_, Saturday, 10 September 2011 05:32 (1 year ago) Permalink
Iranian Music (All Kinds)
Persian singer Homayoun Shajarian is going to be in Washington DC at Lisner February 19 and probably doing other US dates
― curmudgeon, Friday, 10 February 2012 16:29 (1 year ago) Permalink
US tour includes NY, Chuicago, LA, Berkeley and Houston
I like his voice from what I have heard on youtube. Quite a range
― curmudgeon, Saturday, 11 February 2012 01:31 (1 year ago) Permalink
It really is quite impressive
― curmudgeon, Saturday, 11 February 2012 14:10 (1 year ago) Permalink
Shhhh, don't tell the Israelis or the Iranians but Homayoun Shajarian's vocals kind of remind me of some Jewish cantors I have heard (and vice versa)
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 14 February 2012 19:41 (1 year ago) Permalink
Have you ever checked out Ayelet Rose Gottlieb's Mayim Rabim? Yes, it's got a modern chamber music/avantjazz thing going, but I still think you'd like it. It's pretty accessible. It doesn't get into the extreme reaches of those genres. It includes some vocals coming from Persian Jewish vocal traditions.
― _Rudipherous_, Tuesday, 14 February 2012 20:02 (1 year ago) Permalink
I have not. Thanks, will check her out.
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 14 February 2012 21:38 (1 year ago) Permalink
Mordy and I are her main, possibly only, boosters on ILM.
― _Rudipherous_, Tuesday, 14 February 2012 22:04 (1 year ago) Permalink
I see that Shajarian whom I wrote about above once had a show cancelled in Iran because he has 2 women in his band.
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 16 February 2012 20:06 (1 year ago) Permalink
Still need to listen to Gottlieb.
I haven't checked tumblr or twitter but it looks like my little Washington City Paper preview of Shajarian is his only non-Farsi press so far for this US tour.
― curmudgeon, Friday, 24 February 2012 14:52 (1 year ago) Permalink
Persian/Iranian music coming to W. DC
Mon. Nov. 12th Mighty Sam McLain (soul) with Mahsa Vahdat (Iranian/Persian) doing unique, powerful duets melding the two genres at the Atlas Theatre 1333 H St NE, Washington, DC______________________________________________
Tues. Nov. 13
Rita (Israeli singer born in Iran who sings pop-traditional Persian songs in Farsi on her latest album) at Strathmore
__________________________________________________________Thurs. Nov. 15
Mitra Sumatra (pre-revolutionary Iranian pop and funk) for free from 6 to 7 (and webcast) at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage and at 10 at Tropicalia nightclub also for free
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 30 October 2012 17:37 (6 months ago) Permalink
Need to post some Youtubes for Rudiph to weigh in. Mitra Sumatra feature a half-Iranian singer who used to be in avant-jazz and rock bands. her vocals are a little rougher than the others
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 31 October 2012 14:07 (6 months ago) Permalink
You've gott an extra t in her name, but this is okay (sorry, not very weighty in my weighing in):
― _Rudipherous_, Wednesday, 31 October 2012 15:55 (6 months ago) Permalink
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 31 October 2012 16:29 (6 months ago) Permalink
Iranian singer Mahsa Vahdat was great last night on the Washington DC leg of her 4 city US tour with soul singer Mighty Sam McClain. She still lives in Tehran although she is barred from singing in public there. She teaches and does private shows. She's got a powerful voice and can sing classical Persian music with emphasis, hit high notes, and also softly sing Persian folk music. She plays several instruments but only sang last night. She has also sung with her sister. Various youtubes are available as well as some stuff on spotify.
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 13 November 2012 15:03 (6 months ago) Permalink
Iranian-born singer Rita who moved to Israel at age 8 is getting lots of NPR coverage both online and on the radio for her current all Persian project. She's in Maryland near DC tonight.
I kinda like her current release although she's a bit too overdramatic at times and a bit too slick; but much of it sounds good.
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 13 November 2012 15:06 (6 months ago) Permalink