“I sold Charleston to them,” Bob Belden said. “They asked me how I was so open, I said because I grew up in the Charleston area.”

Bob Belden talking to the The Post and Courier about Animation's trip to Iran.

Bob Belden, jazz musician with local ties, takes his band to Iran for a little cultural diplomacy
Bob Belden, a Goose Creek native, isn’t only a Grammy Award-winning jazz musician and arranger. He’s a cultural diplomat who just returned from a nine-day visit to Iran.