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Mugham virtuoso Alim Gasimov mesmerizes Tehran audience

16 May 2014 [13:33] - TODAY.AZ
Prominent Azerbaijani mugham singer, People`s Artist Alim Gasimov has given a concert at the Milad Hall at the Tehran International Permanent Fairgrounds in Iran.

As part of the visit, Gasimov will also perform in Tabriz and Ardabil.

Known as a Living National Treasure of Azerbaijan, Gasimov perceives and presents mugham not only as an ancient art and part of Azerbaijan`s musical and cultural heritage, but also as a constantly developing tradition. His performing style is unique, as it combines deep knowledge of centuries-old rules of mugham with challenging innovations. It is distinguished by extreme intensity, which mesmerizes audiences.

Gasimov, was awarded the International Music Council-UNESCO Music Prize in 1999. He is also a master of the ancient Ashig folk art.

He is a soloist of Azerbaijan State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater. In addition to performing with the Silk Road Ensemble, Gasimov performs with the Kronos Quartet as part of his collaboration with the Aga Khan Music Initiative in Central Asia.



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