While one may not necessarily associate Iran with hip-hop, host Diego Buñuel checks out an underground rap show in Tehran, featuring a performance by a local mullah’s son.
With a huge following and representatives from more than 30 countries, Diego attends the Olympics of Koran reading where participants memorize and recite entire chapters of the Koran from heart. Meeting with a Jewish antiques dealer in Tehran, Diego shares alcohol made from grapes before visiting one of the city’s synagogues and heading over to the Iranian parliament with one of its Jewish members.
Anas bin Malik reported that Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: “The Dajjal would be followed by seventy thousand Jews of Isfahan wearing Persian shawls”. (Sahih Muslim – Book 041,Hadith Number 7034)
In Esfahan, Diego takes in a local basketball game and hits the town afterwards with an American player finding stardom in Iran. At Tehran’s Museum of Contemporary Art, Diego examines works of Picasso, Jackson Pollack, Andy Warhol, Monet and more – all of which have remained in basement storage since 1979. At the Caspian Sea, Diego hitches a ride with police who monitor the waterways for caviar poachers.