The ongoing government crackdown in Iran is taking place against the backdrop of a vibrant youth culture, as nearly 70 percent of the country’s population is under the age of 30. As interest in Western-style music has grown, an underground music scene has flourished. Today we look at the hotbed of rappers, metal bands and indie rockers in Iran and how musicians exist despite strict laws and threats of government censorship. Guests include Gramophone magazine's North American section editor Anastasia Tsioulcas
, documentary filmmaker Amir Hamz
and vocalist-guitarist Raam
of Hypernova, a New York-based dance-rock band that formed in Tehran.