Byzantine Time Machine are a new discovery, thanks to a darling friend in Italy who hipped me to their mix of ethno-dub music a few months ago.
Another classic podcast by Adam Kvasnica, who spins timeless weird Iranian grooves.
Turkish oudist Mehmet Polat, a familiar name to this blog, has new music available!
I can’t find a thing on the band, but the Esfahan Ensemble produce lovely Persian music.
Even in Tehran, one can find good-quality alternative music. Here’s Comment Band, one of the better acts in town.
Lloyd Miller should be given a statue for the work he did in developing World Music and ethnic jazz. Here he is discussing working with Iranian music in a jazz context. Brilliant material.
Ghazal are an Iranian-Indian supergroup of sorts comprised of Kayhan Kalhor from Kurdish Iran on kamencheh, sitarist Shujaat Khan and tabla player Swapan Chaudhuri, who both hail from India.