Weekend Passport Celebrates 5 Years With The 'Bob Dylan Of Iran' Moshen Namjoo

Mohsen Namjoo in live concert Atlanta, Georgia in 2018.
Mohsen Namjoo in live concert Atlanta, Georgia in 2018. Mohammad Jahangir/Wikimedia Commons
Mohsen Namjoo in live concert Atlanta, Georgia in 2018.
Mohsen Namjoo in live concert Atlanta, Georgia in 2018. Mohammad Jahangir/Wikimedia Commons

Weekend Passport Celebrates 5 Years With The 'Bob Dylan Of Iran' Moshen Namjoo

Legendary Iranian musician Moshen Namjoo, known for making protest music, was called the “Iranian Bob Dylan” in a 2007 New York Times article. Namjoo was sentenced to five years in an Iranian prison. He has since lived in exile abroad. Namjoo and his band, featuring the Italian female a Capella quartet Faraualla, perform Namjoo's new album "On the String of a Tear's Bow" tonight March 9 at 8:00 p.m. at the University of Chicago’s Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts.

Namjoo joins us live for a performance on Worldview. He is also a favorite musician of our global citizen friend, Nari Safavi, also a native of Iran. We’re celebrating five years since Nari started joining us on Fridays to help you have an international good time on the weekends.