Bahram - گوشت (Goosht)

Song of the Day
Hosted by Darek Mazzone
Today's Song of the Day, as chosen by Darek Mazzone, host of Wo'Pop on KEXP, in celebration of the Persian New Year, is “گوشت (Goosht)” by Bahram, a 2019 single on Peeleh Records.
written by Janice Headley

The Huffington Post declared him one of the "50 people shaping the culture of the Middle East." Bahram Nouraei — who records simply as Bahram — uses hip-hop to call out the current political climate of Iran. His breakout single was titled "Nameyee Be Rayees Jomhour" (translating to "A Letter to the President"), which openly criticized the sixth president of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. In fact, his outspokenness landed him in Evin Prison for a week in 2009, Iran's primary site for housing political prisoners. He was accused of "illegal cultural activism", but eventually released. 

Bahram has since relocated to Stockholm, Sweden. Earlier this year, he launched today's featured track, titled “گوشت (Goosht)”, produced by Peymandegar and featuring album artwork by Setareh Malekzadeh. On March 20th, he released a new EP titled Gozaar (Transition), out now via Peeleh.

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