Posted on October 14, 2012 | No Comments
Shahin Najafi and Mohsen Namjoo are among the leading Iranian musical artists working today.
Najafi is visiting the U.S. for the first time since the fatwa and death threats against him in May 2012 resulting from the release of his satirical rap, “Naghi.” His speaking tour includes Berkeley, San Diego, Los Angeles, and Orlando. In 2009, Namjoo was sentenced in absentia to five years in prison for insulting religious sanctities by singing some Quranic verses to music in a private recording, which was later released without his authorization.
Najafi and Namjoo are appearing together in New York City to speak about musical protest and tolerance in the Iranian context and beyond. Additional guests to be announced.
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Sponsored by: Impossible Music, Street Art Center, freeDimensional, and Freemuse: The World Forum on Music and Censorship and made possible with support from Mina Siegel.