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Behind The Freedom Curtain

12 Mar 2024 3 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

"The slow one now will later be fast, as the present now will later be pastThe order is rapidly fadin', and the first one now will later be lastFor the times, they are a-changin'"The Times They Are A-Changin' "These lines are usually read as Biblical...

Lost in space.

1 Oct 2023 1 minute read 0 comments Spacehaul

Yesterday I had my teeth operated on. Root canal surgery is a new type of pain for me. A very lovely pharmacist recommended soluble codeine and paracetamol. It nearly works, but not quite enough. It's a cross between dissolution and nervous entropy....

Intoxicating Kurdish Music| Upbeat Folk Song

11 Sep 2021 1 minute read 6 comments Melina Mehr

  Like many nations around the world, the music of Kurdish people begins with legends and epics that manifest themselves in the form of cheerful and passionate Kurdish songs.   The most famous person to play this type of music was "Kavis Agha", whos...

The Most Prominent Iranian Dances That Are Still Alive (Part 1)

4 May 2021 1 minute read 4 comments Melina Mehr

In all parts of Iran, as in other countries, local dances specific to that region are common. And the history of some of them dates back to several thousand years BC. Archaeological findings in different parts of Iran show that dancing was practiced...

Songs I Love: Too High - Joy Oladokun

21 Apr 2021 1 minute read 0 comments The Sad King Billy

It's a magical moment when an artist catches you off-guard. When you hear their work for the first time and something in you activates. Maybe it's a chill, maybe it's inspiration, or maybe it's just a reminder that you're a human surrounded by other...

Sakineh Song | Rastak Band | Preserving Folk Music & History |

5 Apr 2021 1 minute read 4 comments Melina Mehr

  The “Rastak Band”, led by Siamak Sepehri, is an official music group in Iran to preserve and disseminate Folk music (very old local songs) in different parts of the country. Among the Folks songs in the album "Among Eternal Suns", which was release...

Songs I Love: You're A Witch - Harley Poe

3 Apr 2021 1 minute read 0 comments The Sad King Billy

Punk lovers tune in. Hailing from Indiana, Harley Poe has been described as "horror folk" and its truly the most apt description there is of their style; with many of their songs revolving around the macabre and the uncomfortably grimy aspects of exi...

 Oh, my heart! |Lareh Folk Song of Mazandaran Province!

18 Mar 2021 1 minute read 5 comments Melina Mehr

  In this article, we refer to another folk song performed by the Rastak Band, which originates from the northern body of Iran. Iran has three northern provinces located on the shores of the Caspian Sea which due to the pleasant climate, abundant ra...

The Fair-skinned girl! | A Love Song | Kurdish Girls Against ISIS

16 Mar 2021 1 minute read 11 comments Melina Mehr

Sozaleh (The Fair-skinned girl) is a traditional Kurdish song that pays homage to beautiful Kurdish girls who have a special charm. The song in a sad tone and passionately not only refers to the beauty of Kurdish girls but also their personalities....

Oh! Darling (Song of Rastak Band) | I Admire the Authenticity Effort!

15 Mar 2021 1 minute read 5 comments Melina Mehr

  This song is one of the most famous folk songs of Southern Iran and I’ve heard different versions of it, performed with other singers, but the version that Rastak Band performs is very joyful, refreshing, and colorful! I really admire Rastak's eff...