The Music of Children of the Revolution: The State of Music and Emergence of the Underground Music in the Islamic Republic of Iran with an Analysis of its Lyrical Content

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Title:
The Music of Children of the Revolution: The State of Music and Emergence of the Underground Music in the Islamic Republic of Iran with an Analysis of its Lyrical Content
Author:
Zahir, Sanam
Issue Date:
2008
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Lyrics of the newly emerged underground music provide us with a first hand account of youth life in the Islamic Republic; a lifestyle that shocks those who have not lived in contemporary Iran and a rhetoric that challenges what the international community believes. From singing about their nightlife and relationships to socio-economical and political issues, Iranian artists are using their music as a vehicle of self expression and resistance. Examination of the genres and lyrical content of both authorized and underground music in Iran shows that the Islamic government's policies and restrictions on music has not limited or prevented the growth of music. Musicians have been obliged to create Iranian music different from the pre-revolutionary music is terms of rhythm and content, resulting in the growth of Iranian music and emergence of different genres and lyrical content unique to post-revolution Islamic Iran.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Keywords:
Culture; Iran; Music; Youth
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Near Eastern Studies; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Hudson, Leila

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoENen_US
dc.titleThe Music of Children of the Revolution: The State of Music and Emergence of the Underground Music in the Islamic Republic of Iran with an Analysis of its Lyrical Contenten_US
dc.creatorZahir, Sanamen_US
dc.contributor.authorZahir, Sanamen_US
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractLyrics of the newly emerged underground music provide us with a first hand account of youth life in the Islamic Republic; a lifestyle that shocks those who have not lived in contemporary Iran and a rhetoric that challenges what the international community believes. From singing about their nightlife and relationships to socio-economical and political issues, Iranian artists are using their music as a vehicle of self expression and resistance. Examination of the genres and lyrical content of both authorized and underground music in Iran shows that the Islamic government's policies and restrictions on music has not limited or prevented the growth of music. Musicians have been obliged to create Iranian music different from the pre-revolutionary music is terms of rhythm and content, resulting in the growth of Iranian music and emergence of different genres and lyrical content unique to post-revolution Islamic Iran.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
dc.subjectCultureen_US
dc.subjectIranen_US
dc.subjectMusicen_US
dc.subjectYouthen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNear Eastern Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorHudson, Leilaen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBetteridge, Anneen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberNewhall, Amyen_US
dc.identifier.proquest10020en_US
dc.identifier.oclc659749978en_US
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