A little while ago, when Majid Majidi’s film Baran (‘rain’) was selected by Screen publications as the best Iranian film, I asked myself who chose these films. It must have been who hadn’t seen a large enough amount of good Iranian movies.
Seeing as the artwork of a country is an important part of its culture, I delegated myself as an amateur knower of films and as a native Iranian and prepared for you a list of the works of Iranian directors that shine in our name, that I strongly suggest you find a way to watch.
Note: These films are, for the most part, available with English subtitles on Youtube.
In different Shiite areas, mourning for Moharam takes various forms. One of the traditional ways in Iran is ‘fourthly pulpits’, held every year in Lorestan province, especially in Khoram-Abad, a city 310 miles away from Tehran. In this ceremony on the ninth day of Moharam, the first and most important Shiite month, women from different classes gather barefoot - traditionally wearing black mourning clothes - with covered faces and go to 40 different pulpits called 'saqa–khaneh’. They light a candle in silence to show their respects for Imam Husain, the grandson of the Prophet Mohammad who was slain in battle during the month, while waiting for him to accept their wishes.
*TOTD* | Slakah The Beatchild - Be Alright (ft Ebrahim) - Soul Movement Vol I
I first came across Slakah The Beatchild on a track called “Between Us” by producer Häzel, which features fellow Canadian Drake and Slak, a track I have previously posted. The track is an absolute banger and left me wondering who the heck this guy was.
Well, having stumbled across two of his mixtapes - “Something Forever” and “Soul Movement Vol I” - where today’s track of the day comes from. “Be Alright” was written by Slakah’s countryman Ebrahim (look out for a post on him) and also appears on his EP “Goldrush”.
Gotta love the guitars on the track and it’s general feel-good vibe. If you like anything along the lines of the stuff we usually post up on here, then you should definitely appreciate this. Endorsed by the multi-platinum selling Drake (but far less commercial), Slakah’s mixtapes are certainly worth checking out.
♫"Baby, baby, baby…I don’t need you in my life. I’m doing all the right things…I’m gonna be alright" ♫