Behnam Nateghi Reports

About this original series

Voice of America's Persian TV correspondent Behnam Nateghi reports on the arts and culture, as well as popular music and movies.

  • # Episodes

    71 episodes
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Episodes of Behnam Nateghi Reports

    • Iman Hariri-Kia - Behnam Nateghi Report (8-2-2013)

      Prodigal singer/songwriter Iman Hariri-Kia, 18, says music is the air she breathes. In an interview with VOA Persian TV's Behnam Nateghi, she says she knew since an early age that she will always be a singer. Serendipity, her first single released on iTunes, was produced by veteran musician Tony Prendatt Carter.

      • Release date
        Aug 1, 2013
      • Runtime
        09:01
    • Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity - Behnam Na...

      New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art opens its version of this landmark exhibition. The exhibit includes 80 major works of the Impressionist era, along with some of the similar period costumes worn by sitters in the paintings. Curator Susan Alyson Stein's installation enhances the viewer's experience with engaging wall notes, along with an expert selection of fashion plates, magazines and photographs from fashion-savvy Parisians of mid-19th Century.

      • Release date
        Mar 29, 2013
      • Runtime
        11:46
    • Shirin Neshat: The Book of Kings - Behnam Nategh...

      In her fifth solo exhibit at New York's Gladstone Gallery, artist Shirin Neshat sets up her first ever photo installation. The exhibition, she explains in an interview with VOA Persian TV's Behnam Nateghi, is about power and people's relationship to power, which she sees as the essence of Firdowsi's epic poem The Book of Kings. In 60 black and white portraits covered with calligraphy, selections of modern poetry, stories and memoirs of Iranian prisoners, Ms. Neshat presents the relationship to...

      • Release date
        Feb 2, 2012
      • Runtime
        05:11
    • Painter of Memories: Hadjizadeh - Behnam Nateghi...

      "In Iran, I was painting the life of an artist who lives in Paris and misses home," Paris-based Iranian painter tells VOA Persian TV's Behnam Nateghi. "That was an exercise for what I am doing now," Hajizadeh adds. Forty years ago, in Iran, Hajizadeh pioneered an Iranian form of pop art, rich with iconography, history and folklore. He has been living in Paris for nearly 30 years now. In an interview with VOA Persian TV's Behnam Nateghi, he says he still feels the blow of the revolution, exile ...

      • Release date
        Dec 12, 2011
      • Runtime
        20:14
    • Painter of Memories: Hadjizadeh - Behnam Nateghi...

      Promo for Behnam Nateghi's report on veteran painter Ghasem Hadjizadeh -- meeting in Paris, conversations about 40 years of tireless creativity of an artist in exile -- dreaming of the lush hillsides of Lahijan.

      • Release date
        Dec 9, 2011
      • Runtime
        01:05
    • (US) Krut Vile: Sleepy Surge of A Reluctant Star...

      “I want to be popular, I am happy right now, this new record has done a lot better than the other records I have done,” says Philadelphia-based guitarist, songwriter and singer Kurt Vile, 31, who’s fourth album “Smoke Ring for My Halo” (Matador, 2011) has received enthusiastic reviews in the US and UK media for his innovative guitar playing style, for the complex structure of his chords, for his sleepy elusive humor, and for the sweet sadness infused with hope and the flourishes of excitement ...

      • Release date
        Nov 29, 2011
      • Runtime
        08:07
    • Kurt Vile's Sleepy Rise - Behnan Nateghi Report ...

      “I want to be popular, I am happy right now, this new record has done a lot better than the other records I have done,” says Philadelphia-based guitarist, songwriter and singer Kurt Vile, 31, who’s fourth album “Smoke Ring for My Halo” (Matador, 2011) has received enthusiastic reviews in the US and UK media for his innovative guitar playing style, for the complex structure of his chords, for his sleepy elusive humor, and for the sweet sadness infused with hope and the flourishes of excitement ...

      • Release date
        Nov 29, 2011
      • Runtime
        07:40
    • Theophilus London's Modern Hip Hop - Behnam Nate...

      “Being signed to a major label has its pros and cons. That wasn’t the thing I was fighting for,” the 24-year-old rapper and hip-hop artist Theophilus London tells VOA-TV’s New York reporter Behnam Nateghi. Born in Trinidad and raised in Brooklyn neighborhoods, London burst on the pop scene after signing with Warner Brothers. “I was fighting to find my fan base, to put my music out and making sure my music reached all the platforms for people to get it,” he says. Theo’s modern hip-hop mixes dan...

      • Release date
        Nov 6, 2011
      • Runtime
        07:08
    • Shirin Neshat on Curating The Mask & The Mirror ...

      In an interview with VOA's New York reporter Behnam Nateghi Shirin Neshat talks about her ideas about self-portrait and artists she chose for "The Mask and the Mirror," an exhibition of paintings and photography at Leila Heller Gallery, in New York.

      • Release date
        Nov 6, 2011
      • Runtime
        10:19
    • Minus the Bear: 10th Anniversary (Persian) - Beh...

      Minus the Bear: 10th Anniversary (Persian) - Behnam Nateghi Report (10-23-2011) The Seattle-based alt-rock band Minus the Bear have been together since their early twenties. The band is now celebrating its 10th anniversary in a tour around America, by playing every track on their first full-length release “Highly Refined Pirates,” which came out in 2002. Why? “Because we haven’t played some of the songs live ever,” says singer Jake Snider, in an interview at New York’s Webster hall with Voice ...

      • Release date
        Oct 28, 2011
      • Runtime
        06:44