Iran - hip- hop

Iran - hip- hop - Popular
Music
in
Iran
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Unformatted text preview: Popular
Music
in
Iran
 Iran
–
Persian
culture,
Farsi
 poli4cal/religious
policies
 Ershad
–
government’s
ministry
of
Islamic
 Guidance
 Since
the
1979
Revolu4on,
the
government
has
 wanted
to
prevent
Western
influence
on
 culture
 Censorship
 Solo
female
performance
is
forbidden
in
public
 (except
in
front
of
all‐female
audiences)
–
to
 protect
the
“sexuality”
of
women
 Dancing
is
forbidden
on
stage
 Lyrics
–
gramma4cal
errors
are
forbidden,
 unsuitable
words,
lyrics
that
declare
love
for
 anyone
but
Allah
 Musical
Style
–
too
much
electric
guitar
is
forbidden
 Appearance
–
shaved
heads,
unsuitable
clothes
 Rap
 Rap
music
–
deemed
“illegal”
2007
(same
year,
 there
was
a
crackdown
on
fashion)
 Many
recording
studios
have
been
shut
down
 Rap‐e‐Fahrs
(rap
in
Farsi)
–
lyrics
are
poli4cal,
 sexual
–
influenced
by
Iranian
rap
scene
in
Los
 Angeles
–
circulated
back
to
Tehran
via
 underground
networks
 Music
Distribu4on
 No
nightclubs
–
musicians
have
no
place
to
 perform
 Internet
–
government
censorship,
but
they
find
 ways
around
it

‐
tehran360.com
 2009
–
a
rock
concert
was
raided
by
police
–
109
 audience
members
arrested
for
being
devil
 worshippers
and
drinking
alcohol
(alcohol
is
 banned
in
the
Islamic
republic)

 Iran
–
tradi4onal
instruments
 Tar
(le\)
Setar
(middle)
 Kamenchech
–
spiked
fiddle


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This note was uploaded on 11/30/2010 for the course MUSIC 0311 taught by Professor Emilypinkerton during the Fall '07 term at Pittsburgh.

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