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Habibi Fuses Farsi Lyrics With Western Riffs

The Brooklyn-based band doesn't need to speak English to pack a punch. Frontwoman Rahill Jamalifard talks about songwriting in Farsi and how Middle Eastern rock emboldens her.
Habibi Source: Bailey Robb

The Arabic word "habibi" means "my love," an apt descriptor for Rahill Jamalifard's feelings about her Iranian upbringing and the music she creates. Jamalifard is the frontwoman for Habibi, the Brooklyn-based band that, houses lyrics that move seamlessly between English and Farsi.

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