Radio Dreams – Screening, book signing and Q&A with Mohsen Namjoo
Iranian Shows in Australia, in collaboration with Iranian society of Queensland and with the support of BEMAC, are hosting a Q&A session with Mohsen Namjoo on Monday, 25 February, as well as a book signing and screening of the 2016 film “Radio Dreams”, which chronicles the story of a brilliant and misunderstood Iranian writer as he struggles to pursue his ambitious goal of bringing together Metallica and Kabul Dreams, Afghanistan’s first rock band.
Mohsen Namjoo (Persian: ) is an internationally acclaimed Iranian singersongwriter, whose style of music is influenced by blues and rock as well as Iranian folk music. The lyrics of his songs are also a combination of Persian classical poems, his own lyrics, and contemporary poems; Namjoo uses the words freely, infusing them with irony and sarcasm to carry the music and to create a free style form of singing. An Iranian correspondent for The New York Times in Iran wrote that “some call him a sort of Bob Dylan of Iran”
Born in 1976 in Khorasan province, one of epicenters of poetry and music north east of Iran, Mohsen Namjoo is a
singer, songwriter, music scholar and Setar (traditional Persian lute) player currently based in New York City.
Featured on many world renown press such as NY Times, The Guardian, BBC, LA times and many more Namjoo is considered a visionary artist who speaks for the youth in Iran. Seamlessly blending the Classical Persian music and scales with electric guitar, Rock and Blues vocal techniques with Persian Avaz (singing). He fuses the ancient with the current. His unique style of singing and effortless mixture of music from east and west has made him an iconic persona in contemporary world music.