December 19, 2005

Iran Bans Western Music

Hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has banned Western music from Iran's radio and TV stations, reviving one of the harshest cultural decrees from the early days of the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

Songs such as George Michael's "Careless Whisper," Eric Clapton's "Rush" and the Eagles' "Hotel California" have regularly accompanied Iranian broadcasts, as do tunes by saxophonist Kenny G.
Perhaps the most intersting part of this was the CNN "quick poll" on the side of the story. Just for the record --- I voted for Kenny G.


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