Getting To The United States Wasn't Easy For The Muckers : World Cafe Iranian musician Emir Mohseni had procured a work visa and was preparing to start a U.S. tour when Trump announced a travel ban in early 2017.
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The Muckers On World Cafe

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Getting To The United States Wasn't Easy For The Muckers

Getting To The United States Wasn't Easy For The Muckers

The Muckers On World Cafe

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Set List

  • "It's Better Without You"
  • "This Town Will Drag Us Down"

Emir Mohseni grew up in Tehran, Iran, loving rock music and wanting to be a musician. Thanks to a musical connection with his friend Tony Azar (who split time between the United States and Iran), The Muckers were born. The only catch? Emir wanted to play his music in America, not Iran. Getting to the United States wasn't easy for Emir, especially as his journey coincided with the implementation of Trump's travel ban in 2017. We'll talk about that intense experience, plus they'll rock out for us, starting with "It's Better Without You." Listen in the player above.

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