Cultural interaction of Iranian and Western Popular Music



This paper attempts to examine the impact of Western Popular Culture on Iranian Music. With its millions of supporters, Iranian Popular Music tries not only to be a local but a universal music as well How much success this music will achieve on its time would affect the whole Iranian art in the future. The paper follows a semiological analysis of couple of Iranian pop music singers to discover how this Iranian genre of pop music can reach the standards a more global pop music. We will provide a thorough analysis of signs and symbols imbedded into pop music in Iran to see how it is possible to provided a rather comprehensive understanding of the direction of Iranian pop music. The paper also explores the possibility of using music as a tools to improve intercultural communication locally, as well as globally.