Hora Um, Episode 15

Sunday & Wednesday at 9:00 AM 11:30 PM (GMT)


Episode 15 starts with Kourosh Yaghmaei, persian poet and musician. Expect some other stuff.


Kourosh Yaghmaei: The Godfather of Persian-psi-rock

The Iranian Islamic revolution of 1979 inspired the clash to write rock the casbah after Ayatollah Khomeini banned rock music in Iran. In the decade before that, a young Iranian named Kourosh Yaghmaei gave his contribution to Persian psychedelic rock .
 
After the 1979 revolution, Kourosh’s blend of mournful psych-pop went underground, but the man stayed in the country unlike a large amount of his Iranian pop star contemporaries. Since the early 1990s, Kourosh has been occasionally playing concerts in and out of the country, as well as recording new music when he can get permission.
 
It’s not easy in Iran to constantly negotiate with the morality police. It often involves engaging in long discussions with a state-appointed 70-year-old torpid cleric or his secretaries, and trying to convince them that the bursting watermelon on your album cover is not, in fact, a vagina. Or that the woman on an advert billboard is walking somewhere, not running, because running would imply that she is a feisty sexpot on her way to the next tryst.
 
A rock n’ roll intellectual, his life’s project was an attempt to fuse Persian music with Western rock and pop.  Unfortunately, after 1979, music associated with the West was banned, “similar to the way things were in the era after the [7th century] invasion of the Arabs … when Iran was the musical center of the world.”
    
Kourosh engaged in what the revolutionary intellectual Amilcar Cabral called the “return to the source.” Liberation from self-perceived backwardness in the Third World required inventing new traditions in the guise of ancient and forgotten wisdom. This show is exactly about that.


this week:

Kourosh Yaghmaei – Leila
Jo Stafford – You belong to me
Action Bronson – intrumentalz
Wu Tang- the men with iron fists
The Bootleggers fiat. Nick Cave- Burnin' Hell
Mable John : Your Good Thing (Is About To Come To An End)
Corrine Bailey Rae – Chains
Chinawoman- lovers are strangers
24-Carat black- Ghetto misfortune's Wealth
Wu Tang clan - Six directions of boxing
Roy Ayers- Liquid Love
Gil scott-heron & brian Jackson – Delta man
Lauryn hill-Motives and thoughs
Marc Ribot y los Cubanos postizos- Aurora en Pekin

& some other stuff