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Author Seyedsayamdost, Nahid, author.

Title Soundtrack of the revolution : the politics of music in Iran / Nahid Siamdoust.

Publication Info. Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2017]


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 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    780.955 SEY    Available
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Description 353 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
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Series Stanford studies in Middle Eastern and Islamic societies and cultures
Stanford studies in Middle Eastern and Islamic societies and cultures.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The politics of music -- The nightingale rebels -- The musical guide : Mohammad Reza Shajarian -- Revolution and ruptures -- Opening the floodgates to pop music : Alireza Assar -- Rebirth of independent music -- Purposefully "fālsh" : Mohsen Namjoo -- Going underground -- Rap-e Farsi : Hichkas -- The music of politics.
Summary Music was one of the first casualties of the Iranian Revolution. It was banned in 1979, but it quickly crept back into Iranian culture and politics. The state made use of music for its propaganda during the Iran-Iraq war. Over time music provided an important political space where artists and audiences could engage in social and political debate. Now, more than thirty-five years on, both the children of the revolution and their music have come of age. Soundtrack of the Revolution offers a striking account of Iranian culture, politics, and social change to provide an alternative history of the Islamic Republic. Drawing on over five years of research in Iran, including during the 2009 protests, Nahid Siamdoust introduces a full cast of characters, from musicians and audience members to state officials, and takes readers into concert halls and underground performances, as well as the state licensing and censorship offices. She closely follows the work of four musicians-a giant of Persian classical music, a government-supported pop star, a rebel rock-and-roller, and an underground rapper-each with markedly different political views and relations with the Iranian government.
Subject Music -- Political aspects -- Iran -- History.
Iran -- Politics and government -- 1979-1997.
Iran -- Politics and government -- 1997-
Other Form: Online version: Seyedsayamdost, Nahid. Soundtrack of the revolution. Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2017 9781503600966 (DLC) 2016020972
ISBN 9780804792899 (hardcover alkaline paper)
9781503600324 (paperback alkaline paper)

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