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Mugham master awarded in Poland [PHOTO]

17 November 2016 15:18 (UTC+04:00)
Mugham master awarded in Poland [PHOTO]

By Laman Ismayilova

Alim Gasimov, one of the foremost mugham singers in Azerbaijan and holder of the UNESCO Music Prize, continues to amaze the music lovers around the word.

The world-famous singer and his talented daughter Farghana Gasimova have recently performed in Poland, and were awarded prestigious "Golden CD Prize".

The Azerbaijani mugham singers performed together with the famous Vovo group at the Concert Waglewski+.

Gasimov continues to play an important role in promotion of the Azerbaijani culture, especially mugham around the world.

He was awarded the International Music Council-UNESCO Music Prize, one of the highest international accolades for music in 1999. For that achievement, he was quoted by the New York Times as simply one of the greatest singers alive, with a searing spontaneity that conjures passion and devotion, contemplation and incantation.

Also known as an artist of supreme versatility, Gasimov has collaborated and performed with some of the world’s leading musicians, including Yo-Yo Ma, Kronos Quartet and Jeff Buckley.

People's Artist of Azerbaijan Alim Gasimov was one of four Azerbaijanis among the 500 most influential Muslims in the world , chosen by competition , conducted by the Center for Strategic Studies and the famous American Georgetown University in Jordan.

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Laman Ismayilova is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow her on Twitter: @Lam_Ismayilova

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