An Iranian composer talks about the relationship between beauty and pain in his work

The World

Next up, the story of a classically trained Iranian composer, who had to choose between his passion for music, and the country he called home. It’s part of our series called “Movement,” which uses music and migration as a lens for understanding the world. As always, our guide is singer Meklit Hadero. And just as a warning, this story does include an account of violence.