Sunday, October 30, 2016

That's a Long Time: Mamak Khadem and "Jostojoo (Forever Seeking)"

Iranian vocalist Mamak Khadem performs today's random tune, called Jostojoo (Forever Seeking). Mamak Khadem has been called "one of the wonders of world trance music" by the Los Angeles Times, and works from a base of Persian classical music and poetry to weave a sound steeped in ancient tradition but also completely new. While she continues to use Persian classical music and poetry as her foundation, she has widened the scope of her music to include rhythmic and melodic strains from other countries. You can find Jostojoo (Forever Seeking) on Khadem's 2007 album Jostojoo (Forever Seeking).