Iran’s capital, Teheran, is not a city usually known for raves or open-air parties. DJs Anoosh and Arash are set out to change that. But they face a lot of hurdles in a country that has banned pretty much all Western music from official radio stations. The documentary Raving Iran follows the two DJs on their way to “organize one last manic techno rave under dangerous circumstances in the desert.” Check their website for more info.
Listen to a mix of Iranian womens’ voices here, and check out the renegade ballerinas that are running Iran’s illegal dance scene.