From Motrebi to Losanjelesi and Beyond
Series: Iranian Studies
The word motreb finds its roots in the Arabic verb taraba, meaning ‘to make happy.’ Originally denoting all musicians in Iran, motrebi came to be associated, pejoratively, with the cheerful vulgarity of the lowbrow entertainer. In Iranian Music and Popular Entertainment, GJ Breyley and Sasan...
To Be Published December 1st 2015 by Routledge