Written by Parisa Eshrati
Haft-sin is a traditional table arrangement displayed for Nowruz, the Iranian New Year's day which takes place on the first day of spring. The seven items, whose name start with the letter "seen" or "S", are all symbolic of different fortunes for the new year. This blog explains the meaning of each haft-sin item, and pairs them with songs that match their literal and symbolic meaning.
Written by Adam Iddings
This piece is a classic coming-of-age tale of three Jamaican boys who would become three rapping young men.
Written by Anonymous
Mark Farina is a house/acid jazz/downtempo DJ who showcases Chicago urban beats and hip hop samples combined with San Francisco’s jazzy-house wave. Explore the sights, sounds, and textures of Mark Farina's Mushroom Jazz through a trip and a more level reflection of his musical mixes.
Written by Daniel Witter
The author reflects on his time being the world/jazz music director at KAMP Student Radio - the University of Arizona's student run radio station. This blog serves as an observational piece on the current state of jazz music, as well as a call to action for new jazz musicians to find their own talent rather than relying on cover songs.
Identity and The Golden Age of Persian Pop Music: Psychedelic, Garage Rock, and Funk from 1960s Iran
Before the Islamic Revolution in Iran, there was a small underground scene for experimental music ranging from pop to psychedelic funk. This blog examines several artists from this music scene, and how uncovering this music led the writer to find her identity as a first generation Iranian-American.