All-women band in Iran struggles to break through

(L to R) Oud player Noushin Yousefzadeh, kasser drummer Negin Heydari, pippeh drummer Malihe Shahinzadeh, and drummer Faezeh Mohseni practise together at a home studio called the "Dingo room" in Iran's southern Gulf port city of Bandar Abbas on April 30, 2019. The all-women band "Dingo" -- which in the local dialect refers to the first wobbly steps of infants as they learn to walk -- was formed in late 2016, but their performance in April 2019 was only the second time that they had been able to





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