Iranian Rock Band
Hosts: Said & Dari
Aired: Wed 5.12.10 - 10:00-11:00 PM
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At a time when the chasm between East and West is growing daily and misplaced hostility and lack of communication are thwarting any efforts at building bridges, it is reassuring to know that there is still one medium that remains uncorrupted by petty bigotry and short-sightedness, and transcends all issues of race, religion and ideology.
The Islamic Republic of Iran may not seem the most likely breeding ground for young up-and-coming musicians but, thanks to a few daring pioneers, doors that were seemingly locked tight by the strict moral laws have been cracked by a new generation of home-grown talent.
Out of a musical landscape dominated by more traditional Prog-rockers, Metallers and the increasingly popular electronic and hip-hop sound, an Indie band named Hypernova was born.
In all reality, these guys are no different from the rest of the rockers around the world; their music is all about having a good time and just rocking your brains out. They're not in this game for the money, fame or glory. And they're definitely not trying to change the world...or are they?