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Journey Without Maps
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Journey Without Maps brings you vintage, rare, and underground global music from uncharted sonic territories. Every week, I unearth a new musical landscape: African soul & funk, Latin rhythms, eastern European electronica, Middle East psychedelic, Asian surf rock … and more.
Journey Without Maps is a production of WERA-LP 96.7 FM and Arlington Independent Media. For archives, updates, and to broadcast the episodes on your station, contact:
In the 1960s and 70s, long-haired hippies and mods in the Imperial State of Iran cranked out psychedelic Rock and roll using fuzzed-out guitars and traditional sitars. Then in 1979, the Islamic Revolution swept away the old order. Western influences were outlawed and destroyed and tensions with the West created a climate of cultural isolation for decades. But in recent years, pre-revolutionary recordings have been unearthed. And thanks to the digital revolution, a group of underground artists in Tehran and in diaspora have taken contemporary Iranian music out of isolation onto the global stage.

Shahram Shabpareh "Salam" from "Shahram"
Mohammad Nouri "Biya Bar-e Safar Bandim" from "Pomegranates: Persian Pop, Funk, Folk, and Psych of the 60s & 70s" on Finders Keepers
Marjan "Kavire Del" from "Khana Khana: Funk, Psychedelia and Pop From the Iranian Pre-Revolution Generation" on Pharaway Sounds
Nasser Rastegar-Nejad "Zibaye Khofteh (The Dreaming Girl)" from "In a Persian Garden: The Santur" on Lyrichord
Kourosh Yaghmaei "Niyayesh" from "Back From The Brink (Pre-Revolution Psychedelic Rock From Iran: 1973-1979)" on Now-Again Records
Kiosk "charkhesh e Pooch" from "bagh e Vahsh e Jahani (Global Zoo)" on Bamahang Productions
Schricker & Namjoo & King & Raam "Marjaneh (feat. Mohsen Namjoo)" from "Marjaneh (feat. Mohsen Namjoo) - Single"
Mohsen Namjoo "Baroon" from "Trust the Tangerine Peel" on Mohsen Namjoo
Rezagholi Mirza Zelli and Moshir Homayoon "Hesar Mokhalef" from "Hesar Mokhalef"
Ata Ebtekar and the Iranian Orchestra for New Music "Tonus" from "Ata Ebtekar and the Iranian Orchestra for New Music Performing Works of Alireza Mashayekhi" on Isounderscore
Ojoobeha "Dar Aseman Ashq-e-man" from "Dar Aseman Ashq-e-man"
Ash Koosha "Mudafossil" from "I Aka I" on Ninja Tune
Mohsen Chavoshi "Ghalash - Single" from "Ghalash - Single" on Pishwaz Group
Abjeez "Bezaar" from "Perfectly Displaced" on ABJEEZ

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