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Renowned mugham singers to delight music lovers

06 November 2023 [16:18] - TODAY.AZ
Laman Ismayilova

People's Artist Alim Qasimov and Honored Artist Farghana Qasimova will delight mugham music lovers with a new concert.

Renowned mugham singers will give a concert at Heydar Aliyev Palace on December 5, Azernews reports.

The concert based on Uzeyir Hajibayli's "Leyli and Majnun" will be accompanied by the Etnoklass Orchestra, conducted by Tural Mammadli. The event is organized by 33Event.

In connection with Victory Day, the event organizers announced a 10 percent discount on tickets, which will be valid from November 8 to 12.

Tickets can be purchased at all ticket offices in Baku and at iTicket.az.

Alim Qasimov discovered the world of mugham art as a child, when he began singing for his own enjoyment. He grew up in the town of Shamakhi, 100 km northwest of Baku.

Qasimov studied at Baku's Asaf Zeynalli Music College from 1978 to 1982.

His teachers included Seyid and Khan Shushinski, Zulfu Adigozalov, Hajibaba Huseynov and Agha Khan Abdullayev.

In 1999, Alim Qasimov won the prestigious UNESCO Music Prize, one of the highest international accolades that a musician can hope for.

His powerful voice represents a move away from the traditional style of mugham. Qasimov recorded about nine albums, three of which are mugham albums with his daughter, Farghana.

"Mugham is the meaning of my life. It's what I live and breathe. Through performance, I intend to convey the originality of this genre. When I have concerts abroad, an audience is giving a standing ovation not to me, but mugham", he says.

The musician gives concerts in the world’s most prestigious concert halls. The magical voice won the hearts of music lovers in Central Asia, the USA, Europe, and Japan.

The daughter of the mugham master Alim Qasimov, followed in her father's footsteps.

Her amazing talent was discovered in 1995, when, at the age of sixteen, she joined her father on a concert tour in Germany.

Over the years, Farghana Qasimova,along with her father and teacher Alim Gasimov, has successfully represented Azerbaijan in the international arena, making a significant contribution to the development and promotion of mugham art.

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