Bar-Ax is an independent cultural organization created to boost the freedom of music in Iran and to enhance the artistic freedom of musicians in Iran We aim to be a major knowledge and promotion centre for the contemporary and alternative (non-mainstream) music of Iran. Our mission is to propagate and enhance the position of Iran musical life, both nationally and internationally.
Bar-Ax plays a coordinating and stimulating role between Iranian alternative musicians and national and international music arenas by supporting, communicating, and most importantly, by liaising with international music festivals. Home to many different partners active in the music sector, Bar-Ax aspires to be a unifying factor for the freedom of expression in music.
They`re from a country where it`s not OK to
rock and roll, but they`re doing it anyway, and with such style. Iran`s underground rock, funk, blues and fusion musicians, who have long since given up trying to garner permission for recording and releasing their music officially, have created networks of home studios and practice rooms,
which has enabled them to record and distribute
their music. We are doing everything in our power to couple these groups to Cool Gigs and festivals in Europe.
Last updated: 28/02/2009
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