By Amina Nazarli
The Baku-based Heydar Aliyev Palace will host an evening of jazz-mugham with participation of well-known Azerbaijani musicians and performers on October 26 at 19.00, Trend Life reported.
The concert program will bring together such performers as honored artist Jamil Amirov and the jazz group Savab, honored artist Mirjavad Jafarov and folklore ensemble Jangi, as well as honored artist Rashad Hashimov and the Rast band, laureates of international competitions Arslan Novrasli (tar), Shahriyar Imanov (tar), quartets of Elvin Bashirov, Nijat Aslanov and Afshin Alizade, who will perform jazz compositions and world hits.
The price of tickets varies from 10 to 40 manats ($5.9-$23.7). Tickets can be purchased at all ticket offices of the city, ASAN service centers and online at www.iTicket.az. Telephones for reference: (012) 441-21-31, (050) 332-36-30
Last year also saw the concerts of jAzzeri Mugam Bands.
Media partners of the event are Trend.az, Day.az, and Milli.az
Mugham is a national music form belonging to the peoples of the East. It is an example of classical music based on oral traditions. Mugam forms the base of Azerbaijan folk music. There are seven main mugham in music of Azerbaijan: Rast, Shur, Segah, Shushtar, Chargah, Bayati-Shiraz, Humayun.
Azerbaijanis fell in love with Jazz in the early of 20th century. The genre came to prosper in the country, starting form 1960s when such musicians as Vagif Mustafazade, Tofig Ahmadov, Rafig Babayev and the ‘Gaya’ quartet raised jazz to a new and more qualitative level and musical direction.
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