Iranian American band Habibi use their simple, catchy songs that blend garage, psych, and surf with the Middle Eastern influences they grew up adoring to spread love, positivity and change.


 
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EPISODE WRITTEN AND PRODUCED BY JULIAN MARTLEW
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According to Rumi, “The Wound is the place where the Light enters you.” Iranian American band Habibi know this better than most and use their simple, catchy songs that blend garage, psych, and surf with the Middle Eastern influences they grew up adoring to spread love, positivity and change.

Led by Brooklyn-via-Detroit duo Rahill Jamalifard and Lenny Lynch, activism plays an integral role in the spirit and ethos of the band. Troy Nelson delves into how the Michigan music scene shaped their influences and the long-held cognitive dissonance within the US’s relationship to Iran.

Recorded 03/06/2020.

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  2. Hate Everyone But You
  3. Stronghold
  4. Come My Habibi

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