Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Musica maestro!

i hear that for the first time in 30 years, a western singer will play in iran: it's de burgh!

Chris De Burgh will stage a concert in Tehran with an Iranian band in late November, the first such concert in the country in nearly 30 years, an Iranian satellite news channel has reported.
De Burgh, who has a loyal following in Iran, visited the Country for the first time in May and said he hoped the authorities would give him permission to perform.
The singer will perform with Iranian band Arian. The concert will be the first time since the 1979 revolution that an Iranian pop band played alongside a Western singer inside Iran."

wow! such an historical occasion and they invite who? chris de burgh!
at least they could invite someone slightly more famous... like... mumble mumble... my cousin!
or, they could invite a big shot... mmmhhh... bruce springsteen for example!
i can already imagine the smoke machine and the fireworks while he sings "booorn in the usaaaa! boooooorn in the usaaaaaaa!" (or maybe he should sing "booorn in the big sataaaaan!" ???).

reading advices on iran:
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi (originally in french, available in english and italian under the same title);
Lipstick Jihad by Azadeh Moaveni (originally in english, published in italian under the same title);
Chador by Lilli Gruber (original in italian - BUR 2005);
Salam, maman by Hamid Ziarati (warmly suggested! original in italian - Einaudi 2006).

i guess that Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi should be good too, but i've never read it... to put on the list, urgently!

p.s.: the grammatical errors in the article are kindly offered by 7Days' staff!

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