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This Is Illegal Music – Let’s All Share It

Mehdi Rajabian once served two years, of a larger sentence, in prison in Tehran, Iran, for making music. The oppression the government shows artists in the country is immense but some people, like Mehdi, continue to create beauty despite the threat of incarceration.

His latest work needs to be shared by the rest of us who are not facing the same hardship. This beautiful album, which can be streamed below, features artists from 12 middle eastern countries and includes songs recorded during war and during an escape on a boat by a refugee.

Mehdi Rajabian on Facebook
Mehdi’s profile on Freemuse

Cover photo ©Mehdi Rajabian

New Video: Taiwanese Rapper Dwagie Supporting Hong Kong Protesters

Since the beginning of June this year, millions of people have been active on the streets of Hong Kong protesting proposed laws that would change extradition laws between Hong Kong and China.

Dwagie is a powerful voice in Taiwan who raps in both Hokkien and English and has cooperated with the likes of Nas, Wu-Tang and even the Dalai Lama himself.

Dwagie on Facebook
Dwagie on Instagram