People's Artist of Azerbaijan Arif Babayev has performed mugham pieces at the concerts in Kayseri and Ankara cities of Turkey.
The concerts were organized by the Khazar University and supported by the Erciyes University.
Rector, Professor Erol Oral expressed gratitude to the performers.
Mugham is one of the many folk musical compositions from Azerbaijan.
It is a highly complex art form that weds classical poetry and musical improvisation in specific local modes. "Mugham" is a modal system. Unlike Western modes, "mugham" modes are associated not only with scales but with an orally transmitted collection of melodies and melodic fragments that performers use in the course of improvisation. "Mugham" is a compound composition of many parts. The choice of a particular mugham and a style of performance fits a specific event. The dramatic unfolding in performance is typically associated with increasing intensity and rising pitches, and a form of poetic-musical communication between performers and initiated listeners./AzerTAc/