Souq – Esfahan, Iran

Where are you from?

America. 

America? America! We have been waiting for you for thirty years!

Shahram Sharbaf – Tehran, Iran

Please don’t clap or cheer, I want them to let us have more concerts.

After being banned for seven years, Iranian musician Shahram Sharbaf, gave his first legal concert to an audience limited to 200, in order to ensure that the crowd would be kept under control. His lyrics are based on the revered Persian poets Hafez and Rumi, but rock or any rhythmic music is controversial in Iran.