Fresh Air Weekend: 'Persian Version' filmmaker; Electronic music producer TOKiMONSTA
Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:
Banned in Iran, a filmmaker finds inspiration in her mother for 'The Persian Version': Loosely based on Maryam Keshavarz's own life, The Persian Version centers on an Iranian American woman who identifies as bisexual and whose mother entered into an arranged marriage as a teen.
'Archives' box set surveys a crucial part of Joni Mitchell's pop career: The five discs in Joni Mitchell Archives Vol. 3, The Asylum Years (1972-1975) represent both a summation of Mitchell's pop achievement and a harbinger of her later, more experimental work.
Brain surgery left TOKiMONSTA unable to understand music. Now every song is precious: Electronic music producer and DJ Jennifer Lee — aka TOKiMONSTA — underwent two brain surgeries in 2016 that temporarily stripped her of her ability to understand words or music.
You can listen to the original interviews and review here:
'Archives' box set surveys a crucial part of Joni Mitchell's pop career
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