Free Basin’ Fridays – “Zendooni” Pre-revolution funk/psych/pop from Iran

Last month we featured this anthology by Pharaway Sounds and now we’re giving away a copy of the CD to one lucky winner! Zendooni: Funk, Psychedelia and Pop from the Iranian Pre-Revolution Generation is a surreal voyage back to the Golden Age of Persian Pop. A vibrant time when female singers like Nooshafarin, Azita, Pouran or Ramesh appeared in colorful teen mags dressed in full hippie fashion. During the pre-revolution 1970s, Pop artists in Iran ruled the country and Occidental and Middle East mannerisms collided. The result was a new kind of Iranian Pop which incorporated different genres and arrangements to its Persian roots. Such diversity is heard in the touches of Funk, Jazz, Latin, Bossa, Progressive- Psychedelic sounds and Morricone / Blaxploitation styled soundtracks on this collection. With audio remastered from miraculously survived vinyl and cassettes, Zendooni comes with a booklet and one bonus track that doesn’t appear on the LP version.

For your chance to win, leave a comment below. Winner will be picked at random and announced next Friday, August 24 at 12PM PST. If you’ve one a giveaway of ours in the last 2 months you are not eligible. Good luck!