Listening – The music of the Persian underground
Rock, rap and most forms of pop music are banned in Iran, because the government there believes it pollutes young minds and lead them to an un-Islamic world. Women are not allowed to sing in public and all published music must be approved by officials in Tehran.
For the BBC World Service’s Freedom2014 series, Behzad Bolour travelled to Sweden and Georgia to meet Iranian exiles who have found freedom of expression through music – which would be banned in their native country.
Source: BBC Website