Iranian Music and Popular Entertainment
From Motrebi to Losanjelesi and Beyond
Routledge – 2015 – 224 pages
Series: Iranian Studies
This book provides broad coverage of popular music in Iran in the twentieth century right up to the present day. It includes an examination of the role of popular music in Iranian society and culture as well as its ongoing development and genres.
Introduction 1. Producing: Tehran’s Motreb and Ruhowzi 2. Thick Necks: Garden Koloft and other Motrebi Associates 3. The Repertoires of Motrebi and Kafe-I Music 4. The Evolution of the Motrebi Milieu from the 1950s 5. The Evolution of Iranian Popular Music 6. Before the Revolution: Pop, Beat, Rock and Googoosh 7. After the Revolution: The Los Angeles Factor 8. Made in Iran: New Popular Music. Conclusion
Sasan Fatemi is Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology at the University of Tehran.
Gay Breyley is Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Music-Conservatorium at Monash University, Australia.