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Music from Iran featuring Golnar Shahyar, Shahin Najafi, Kayhan Kalhor, Sote, Melanie and Ali Azimi.

Hear music from Iran, including composer and kamancheh player Kayhan Kahlor, one of the country's most talented performers and innovators when it comes to classical Persian music.

There is electronic artist Sote, who returned to Tehran five years ago and who has set up the cutting edge SET festival of electronic music in the Iranian capital.

We meet Golnar Shahyar, a talented jazz singer based in Vienna. She says women's voices - the singing of her mother and grandmother which filled her childhood - are probably her greatest inspiration. She cannot perform in Iran because women are forbidden from singing in public there.

And, in stark musical contrast, Shahin Najafi, a musician whose uncompromisingly critical lyrics have caused him to have a fatwa issued against him.

The presenter is Sahar Zand.

(Photo: Golnar Shahyar. Credit: Ina Aydogan)

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53 minutes

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Sun 17 Dec 2017 20:06GMT

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  • Golnar Shahyar

    Maman Djan

  • Golnar & Mahan

    Derakht

    • Lotus Records.
  • Golnar & Mahan

    Negaram

    • Lotus Records.
  • Shahin Najafi

    Hazrate Naan

  • Shahin Najafi

    Period (feat. Mohsen Namjoo)

  • Kayhan Kalhor & Rembrandt Trio

    The Opening

  • Sote

    Flux of Sorrow

    • Opal Tapes.
  • Sote

    Sacred Horror in Design

    • Opal Tapes.
  • Melanie

    Chera Man

  • Melanie

    Begoo Biyad

  • Melanie

    Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

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