Iran's forbidden music scene by Travis Beard (20 images)
Since the revolution of 1978, Iran has been living under strict Islamic rule. One law that has been enforced on Iranian is banning the performance of western music in public. Jazz, rock, hip hop, heavy metal and more have been deemed forbidden by the government. Despite threats of imprisonment, whipping and other punishments, Tehran youth defy the ban and continue to create music in underground studios. Some who are good enough are signed up by record companies overseas and eventually leave...