Iranian Country Music? Yup….

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Blues, country music, cowboy boots, and twang: welcome to the ever-widening world of Persian music.
The Iranian band “Kiosk” was awarded the Best Blues Band of 2008 by the World Academy of Arts, Literature, and Media in October (listen to their latest album, “Global Zoo,” here). 

The band began in a basement in Iran, just a couple of friends and a guitar. While American country music is often characterized by a personal story — — getting the wife, the job, or the dog back — Persian country music lyrics tend to revolve around more entertaining or lightly political subjects. 

Sometimes, though, language appears the only difference between the two countries’ genres, as the following music video featuring Mehdi Mafi demonstrates: 

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