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IRANIAN BLUES

mohammad ehsai

No, not a political post, but a musical one. I have only recently started listening to Iranian blues and jazz. There is here a wonderful store of music, both traditional and modern, beautiful and often haunting, related to, but different from, forms of Arab and North African blues and jazz. So, here is a compilation of some of my favourite singers, or at least those I have so far discovered. There must be countless artists that I should know about but don’t. So, do let me know, if you are more steeped in this music than I am.

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Marjan Vahdat
A poem by Rumi

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Mohsen Namjoo
Ey Sareban

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Rana Farhan
Drunk with Love

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Parisa

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Pari Maleki

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Mahsa & Marjan Vahdat
Kurdish Song

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Sina Fallah
Telo Telo

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The image is of calligraphy by the Iranian artist Mohammad Ehsai.

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