In Farsi, Jaddeh Miraghsad means “The Road’s Dancing”, and it’s no wonder this was the title of Chaartaar’s second album; the music moves like a mirage, shifting back and forth from haunting vocals to punching rhythm and fusion groove. The Iranian band, formed in 2011, melts styles together in a new form of electronic music that brings Persian traditional singing to the present with a new twist. Songs like Leylache (“The Little Layla”), Jadde Miraghsad (“The Road’s Dancing”, the title track), and Man Dahanam (“Me, the Very Mouth”) are a powerful tribute to both the history of Iran’s music and its future.

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Band website: https://www.chaartaar.com/en/about/