Ramesh and Floppy Persian Dancing of the 1970s

I like Ramesh – she has a nice masculine (lesbian?) vibe, a good voice, and awesome stage presence. That afro alone is crazy-inspiring.

One thing that gets me every time I watch this video is the girl at 1:36 or so and her super-floppy Gumby dancing. <3 forever.

Demokrasi Video by the Abjeez


The latest Abjeez video, for the song “Demokrasi,” went live on YouTube this Saturday, and like their other videos, it’s pretty brilliant. Demokrasi has the sisters posing as TV reporters – they sing the entire song with vapid news-anchor faces, and at the bottom of the screen, the scrolling news ticker is a translation of the lyrics they’re singing. (A side note: the song is spelled “DemoKracy” on YouTube but “Demokrasi” on their album – but they don’t spell “imminent” correctly in the video either, so who knows?) This song is by far the most political on their album, and their delivery here gives it extra sting.

To see their other videos, check out the Abjeez YouTube channel, and see this post in the Pars Arts archives for more on the Abjeez.