Imperfect Gentlemen, Tehran Von Ghasri, Says Being Persian Is Hip via NPR

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 [2042] and more. Hit the jump to listen in.

Tehran Von Ghasri on NPR [Stream]

NPR Interview w/ Tehran Von Ghasri [Download]

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