For those who did not know: Spring is upon us, and so is the Persian New Year, Nowruz. Iranian-Americans and people across In the Middle East and parts of Asia are celebrating. What better way to understand the traditon than by listening to Michel Martin talk with Afro-Iranian-American comedian Tehran Von Ghasri about it and his favorite traditions. Ghasri talks his mixed upbringing, the story behind his name [it’s not Iranian but his mom thought it sounded black enough], the cultural demographic shift in America  and more. Hit the jump to listen in.
Tehran Von Ghasri on NPR [Stream]
NPR Interview w/ Tehran Von Ghasri [Download]