By Laman Ismayilova
Asia Tengri band gave a spectacular concert in Baku on December 11.
With its unique atmosphere, the event was held as part of Silk Road Music Festival, organized by Goethe-Zentrum Baku, Day.Az reported.
Asia Tengri is an international project that brings together musicians from different countries under the leadership of Kazakh vocalist Nazgul Shukayeva. A wonderful blend of ethno, avant-garde jazz, ancient songs of Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Tuva with author's works, gives a new interpretation to existing musical styles.
The concert started with performance of chants based on Kazakh, Mongolian, Tuva melodies. Supported by brilliant musicians from Ukraine, her longtime partners Alik Fantayev (drums), Aleksey Bogolyubov (pianoforte, keyboards) and Valentin Korniyenko (acoustic and electric bass), Nazgul Shukayeva immersed listeners into her world full of strength, passion and prayers.
Brilliant vocal data, ancient technique of throat singing left no one indifferent, and numerous spectators applauded Nazgul and her team for a long time.
Notably, Goethe-Zentrum Baku is a branch of the Goethe Institute, a cultural institution of the Federal Republic of Germany, whose branches operate in many countries of the world. The organization aims at popularizing the German language abroad and expanding international cooperation in the field of culture.
Honored artist of Azerbaijan, musician and composer Rain Sultanov is the organizer and curator of the festival`s musical part. The curator of the artistic part is the initiator of cultural projects Asli Samadova.
A series of fascinating concerts will run until December 14.
Photos: Arkady Mitnik
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