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.
A poem by Rumi
Drunk with Love
Mahsa & Marjan Vahdat
The image is of calligraphy by the Iranian artist Mohammad Ehsai.