ANOHNI performed music from her new album HOPELESSNESS live for the first time tonight at NYC’s Park Avenue Armory as a part of the Red Bull Music Academy Festival. Oneohtrix Point Never, who co-produced the LP with Hudson Mohawke, accompanied her. The show also featured visuals including the Naomi Campbell-starring video for “Drone Bomb Me” and other similar clips. Watch fan-shot footage from the performance below.
According to Shi'ite Muslim laws, women are not allowed to sing in public. As Neery Melkonian has noted, prior to the enforcement of these laws under the Khomeini regime, women singers in Iran represented a rich tradition, going back about 150 years to the decline of the Ottoman. Shirin Neshat.#shirinforanohni