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Founded in 2001 by a group of young Tehran artists and art students, 127 has found itself at the center of progressive cultural change in Iran.The band’s music melds Iranian melodies and jazz with an alternative sound.The band’s lyrics tell of the frustrations and joys of life, somehow managing to speak of their cultural time and place, while simultaneous reflecting universal frustrations of isolation, frustration, and hope. 127 is a 5 piece band -guitar,piano,trombone,bass and drums. the group has become a lighning-rod for international media attention. Through humerous articles and broadcasts in the western media, the group’s website receives thousands of hits a month from a growing international listeners. A short documentary named “127,an Iranian band” (by Reza Haeri) aired by “UK channel 4” , June 2005, gained an intresting respond from British audiences, 127 was also the feature of a Swedish documentary aired in January of 2005. In addition to these television appearances, their music has reached radio around the world, and has been covered by major print media from Germany to the UK and US. The band had been invited to perform at 2005 SXSW festival in Austin…Texas but somehow they had to miss that opportunity! 127 performed couple of gigs in Italy amongst Arezzo Wave Festival on July 15th 2005 at the main stage and gained a notable attention among audiences and press. on october 2005 performing in New York, Washington and Cambridge, 127 was the first Iranian rock band toured in United States. at March 16th 2006 127 performed at 2006 SXSW in Austin TX at the Carribean Lights as a part of All Music is World Music showcase.

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