Wednesday, January 13, 2010

NOTD 1.13.10 Iran

Iran is a country in Western Asia. The name Iran has been in use natively since the antiquity and came into international use from 1935, before which the country was known internationally as Persia. Both "Persia" and "Iran" are used interchangeably in cultural context; however, Iran is the name used officially in political context. The name Iran is a cognate of Aryan, and means "Land of the Aryans".
Population: 74,196,000
Major Exports: petroleum 80%, chemical and petrochemical products, fruits and nuts, carpets

127 is a fusion of traditional Iranian music with the modern leanings of punk, jazz, and Western psychedelic rock. 127 is at the forefront of musical acts trying to lead social change in Iran. For more, check out their MySpace page.

127: "Coming Around" [Buy]


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