San Francisco (California), USA – World Music Network is
Rough Guide to the Music of Iran on June 27th. Compiled by Simon
Broughton, the editor of the influential world music magazine Songlines, this
album features a data track including a behind-the-scenes interview with Simon
and music information from the Rough Guide books.
The traffic-choked streets of Tehran and the magnificent mosques of Esfahan,
the underground DJs and the Sufi minstrels of Kurdistan, are all reflected in
the vibrant musical scene in Iran. From contemporary rappers to folk legends,
from great singing stars to contemporary bands, from regional traditionalists to
the trance musicians of Baluchistan, this Rough Guide features a cross-section
of contemporary Iranian sounds.
Artists included are Arian Band, The Kamkars, Hossein Alizadeh & Djivan
Gasparyan, Trio Chemirani, Parvin Javdan, Abdolnaghi Afsharnia, Dastan Ensemble
& Shahram Nazeri, Kayhan Kalhor & Ali Akbar Moradi, Jahlé, Chengis Mehdipour,
Barad, Haj Ghorban Soleimani, Din Mohammad Zangeshâhi, O-Hum and Masters Of