Enjoy Retro & Soft Rock! [PHOTO]

15 May 2017 10:00 (UTC+04:00)

By Laman Ismayilova

If you are looking for the ultimate exemplar of soft rock music then we have a good news for you: YARAT Contemporary Art Space will host Retro & Soft Rock concert on May 16.

The event  is organized as part of YARAT Freestyle project, an open platform for everyone who looks to engage creatively with a broad and diverse audience. 

YARAT FREESTYLE aims to set up a scene for creative groups and individuals and is open to actors, dancers, performance artists, musicians and other cultural practitioners. Anyone with a project or an idea can reach out YARAT.

The concert will feature the performance of by Tarlanthis (Tarlan Agakishiyev), a soft rock musician and The Halband. During the concert you will get the chance to enjoy both Azerbaijani retro and soft rock songs.

Tarlan Aghakishiyev (Tarlanthis)  performs soft rock music for almost four years. 

In the previous years he was performing in many different bands.  Currently he is a leading vocalist and guitarist of  Mad Band.  Both music and lyrics are crucial for him.

The Half band is quite young collective. They perform psychedelic and alternative rock for five years.  Nijat Gulmammadov - solo guitar; Jahid Rasullu - rhythm guitar; Tevfik Aykhan - vocal.

Don’t miss the night full of relaxing music!


Tarlanthis - vocals, guitar

Jahid Rasullu - rhythm guitar

Nijat Gulmammadov - solo guitar

Camilla Muradkhanova - backing vocals

Novruz Gurban - cachon

Guest performers:

Shahin Alizadeh

Aysel Guluzade

Hasan Badalbayli

The concert will start at 19:00. Admission is free.

For more information, please contact:

+99412 505 1414

YARAT is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to nurturing an understanding of contemporary art in Azerbaijan and to creating a platform for Azerbaijani art, both nationally and internationally. Based in Baku, YARAT (meaning CREATE in Azerbaijani) was founded by Aida Mahmudova in 2011.

YARAT realizes its mission through an on-going program of exhibitions, education events and festivals. YARAT facilitates exchange between local and international artistic networks including foundations, galleries and museums.


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

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