Iran's rebel poet shares his music with Australia He's been compared to Jim Morrison and Bob Dylan, and while he might not look it, Mohsen Namjoo is one of Iran's most controversial musicians. As a young boy he began learning classical Persian music. Later, while studing theatre and music at the University of Tehran he discovered Western blues artists. His first exposure to this music was The Doors'
Songs of Remembrance for Voices Now Silenced The photos showed them as they had been: Arash Farazmand, 28, bent over his drums; his brother, Soroush Farazmand, 27, with his guitar; their friend and roommate, Ali Eskandarian, 35, smiling as he sang into a microphone. Candles burned below their names, illuminating messages of love and remembrance left for them in English and Persian: “I
Yellow Dogs shooting: US-Iranian band members killed in NY Four Iranian-expatriate musicians living in Brooklyn, New York, have been shot dead in what authorities are labelling a murder-suicide. Three men, said to be members of a group called the Yellow Dogs, were slain by a fellow musician who later took his own life. Another man was wounded and taken to hospital. Police are unsure what prompted
Inside Iran: Music Proliferates 'Underground' ABC News reports from Iran this week, digging into a changing country few Americans understand. To hear some of the newest and most exciting music in Iran, you have to go underground – literally. In the basements of Tehran and other Iranian cities, young musicians practice and perform, flouting confusing and restrictive government regulations of