Music That Matters, Vol. 713 - Persian New Year

The Weekly Mix
Hosted by Darek Mazzone
Persian New Year, or Norooz, occurs every spring equinox and dates back 3,000 years. In celebration of this tradition, DJ Darek Mazzone shares songs from the Iranian diaspora, encompassing everything from hip-hop to ambient to folk music.

Persian New Year, or Norooz, occurs every spring equinox and dates back 3,000 years. In celebration of this tradition, DJ Darek Mazzone shares songs from the Iranian diaspora, encompassing everything from hip-hop to ambient to folk music. Melding the rich history of ancient Persian culture with future-minded soundscapes, artists such as Liraz, Bomrani, Niyaz, and Mohsen Namjoo contribute to this mix. 

1. Niyaz - Sabza Ba Naz (The Triumph of Love)
2. Salome MC - Odium
3. Liraz - Zan Bezan
4. Mohsen Namjoo - E’terafat E 45 Zarbi
5. B-Band - Kavire Del
6. Kayhan Kalhor - I Will Not Stand Alone
7. Bahram - گوشت (Goosht)
8. Bomrani - Leaving and Passing By (feat. Mahyar Tahmasebi)
9. SarrSew - Farewell, Warden.
10. Salome MC - Riddle

To learn more about each artist and support them directly, follow the above links to their websites.

Darek Mazzone is the host of Wo'Pop on KEXP, every Tuesday from 6-9pm on KEXP.org or 90.3 FM in Seattle.

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