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"The day the music died..."

As a teenager growing up in the 1970's Tehran, I looked forward to my monthly purchase of a ...

Iranian virtuoso Kayhan Kalhor in San Francisco

Kayhan Kalhor, Iranian kamancheh master, and Erdal Erzincan, renowned Turkish baglama player, ...

What A Trip

I was at the openning of Czech artist Lucie Remešová's exhibition at a cafe in ...

The Voice for Peace : Paris’ Saint Sulpice Church to Host Cosmopolitan Persian Choral

La Voix de la Paix ( The Voice for Peace) is an ambitious music project consisting of presenting...

Paco De Lucia, Modern Superstar Of Flamenco, Dies at 66

Paco de Lucia, considered by his fans and critics to be the world's greatest flamenco guitarist,...

Warm voice on a cold night in Cusco

Ramiro Bustamante Lopez has a beautiful warm voice. I heard him sing late at night on a street in...

RIP Pete seeger, my favourite People's singer

An icon of american folks music, Pete seeger, passed away yesterday at the age of 94. He was one...

Music: Quinteto Romance Charms Chihuahua

The first time I came to Chihuahua six years ago, my sister took me to a Chinese restaurant ...

Yellow Dogs, Artists For the Entire World

I can't let this year end without paying my long overdue tribute to four young musicians who ...

What I Like About The Time Machine

A few nights ago a friend of mine invited me to hang out with his musician friends. Memo plays ...

THIS IS NOT A BAND

I was looking forward to a good game of poker with Mexican friends who had invited me to the ...

Notes from Underground

‘IN IRAN, WE’VE LEARNED HOW TO SPEAK OUR MINDS WITHOUT CREATING PROBLEMS FOR ...

Hamed Nikpay - Waiting for the Sun

By Joobin Bekhrad Originally published in REORIENT ‘DAY AND NIGHT I TORE MYSELF TO ...

Art Dubai Persian Fire Mixtape

Joobin Bekhrad: 'I don’t really know how I’d classify my musical tastes, and ...

Ruhan Parsa: A Star Is Born

I am pleased to introduce a great new musical talent to you. Ruhan Parsa is a young Iranian ...

Viva Rock!

Over the past few years, several times I have had the honor of facilitating musical performances...

Null: A Persian Tale

A thick, murky haze of opium smoke rising like a Chinese cloud above a vision of paradise ...

Project Gotan, Album: Lunatico, Domingo

Embedding a YouTube video in a blog on iroon.com would have been easier, if YouTube had not ...

Suddenly, a song by Shahin Najafi

Suddenly, a song by Shahin Najafi Suddenly the phone rings, suddenly it’s time for your ...

A question from my Persian Classical musician friends

Why is the sound amplified at the classical Persian music concerts? Why do they feel the need to...

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