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Persian DJs keep the beat going at Los Angeles parties
Persian DJs keep the beat going at Los Angeles parties

The night began as Jewish celebrations often do — with the traditional dancing of the Hora. "Let's get a circle going!" Edwin Tabrikian, known as DJ Taraneh, said to the crowd. The 34-year-old Iranian DJ clutched his microphone and jumped up and down on the stage. He adjusted his black suit jacket and sprinted down a small flight of stairs to the dance floor. Guests swarmed the temple-turned-banquet-hall and helped lift Benjamin, the bar mitzvah boy, into the air almost high enough for him to reach the chandeliers that drape from the ceiling. Then people began to gher, which in Persian means to twirl one's hips, to the popular Iranian pop song "Soosan...

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