Friday, August 16 2013
Iran's top rapper aims his lyrical barbs at his country's second-rate MCs -- and does it with style.
Wednesday, October 28 2009
Ata Ebteka: Ornamentalism: Ata Ebtekar and the Iranian Orchestra For New Music Performing Works of A
Hints of Persian music are masked by a confounding digital ruckus as one of Iran's premier electronic composers takes on one of the country's pioneering electro-acoustic minds.
Wednesday, September 23 2009
A charming but confounding Iranian anti-romance based on the story of Scheherazade -- but with cookery substituting for storytelling.
Wednesday, July 15 2009
Before even opening Chicken with Plums it is apparent that the book will have to go beyond the cultural seduction of Persepolis if Satrapi’s career is to become anything other than a one-note veil dance.
Friday, June 26 2009
Monday, June 22 2009
Iran and the West looks back at the past three decades of tension and eruption.
Sunday, June 21 2009
Wednesday, June 17 2009
Sunday, February 1 2009
The reclusive, elusive Iran release their third record after six years of silence, and the sound -- once noisy and gnarled -- is so toned down it could be mistaken for the work of an entirely different band.
Tuesday, June 10 2008
Haale's music is a bit like Tori Amos using her belting voice over Middle-East-influenced rock 'n' roll.