Beyond the Narrative with Baqvas

Playing badass music from Iranian artists & the Iranian diaspora because they are people beyond the military narrative that the U.S. government displays.

Artists include (but are not limited too): Habibi, Miserable, Sahab, Hichkas, Ash Koosha, Rostam, and of courseeee Googoosh

Spotify Playlist Link:

“Dastasho Mosht Karde” by Hichkas (translation)

Sahab's SoundCloud

Shirin Neshat (artist)

No One Knows About Persian Cats (Iranian film)

NME Article on Habibi

Girih: Iranian Sound Artists

Miserable's Bandcamp

Mohsen Namjoo's Website


  1. Human Jungle by Take it Easy Hospital on No One Knows About Persian Cats (Self Released)
  2. Come My Habibi by Habibi on Anywhere but Here (Mudd Guts)
  3. Break
  4. Wood by Rostam on Half-Light (Nonesuch Records)
  5. Nobahari by Mohsen Namjoo on Damavand (Daf Daf Production)
  6. Green Fuz by Habibi on Cardamom Garden (Modern Sky USA)
  7. Loverboy by Miserable on Loverboy/ Dog Days (Self Released)
  8. Gol Bi Goldoon by Googoosh on Do Maahi (Caltex Records)
  9. Hejrat by Sahab (Self Released)
  10. Dastasho Mosht Karde by Hichkas (Self Released)