In His Own Words: Iranian Musician Mehdi Rajabian On Why He Is Willing To Risk Jail For His New Album, ‘Coup Of Gods’

(Mehdi Rajabian is a musician. And like most musicians he feels the need to create music so strongly he can’t do anything else. The difference between Rajabian and musicians in the U.S. or the U.K. or most other places around the globe is that Rajabian, an Iranian musician, is risking imprisonment to share his art. As he says in his self-penned essay, “We are proving that no power can stop making music, even if it means my life, or going back to jail.” Being a U.S. journalist I can’t pretend to comprehend or empathize with what Rajabian has gone through to make his new album, Coup Of Gods. So

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