Music of Central Asia Vol. 6: Alim and Fargana Qasimov: Spiritual Music of Azerbaijan

Alim and Fargana Qasimov SFW40525

"To be a musician, there has to be a fire burning in you," declares Alim Qasimov, Azerbaijan’s most beloved traditional singer. In these deeply spiritual recordings of Azeri classical mugham and lyrical bardic songs, Alim merges his own consummate musicianship with that of his talented daughter Fargana, and with the energetic accompaniment of a young ensemble performing on tar, kamancha, balaban, oud, and drums. A bonus DVD offers an intimate portrait of the Qasimovs and their musical lives in Baku, Azerbaijan’s capital city. 11 tracks, 70 minutes, 40-page color booklet, photos. Dvd contains series introduction, interactive glossary, and map.

Music of Central Asia is a co-production of the Aga Khan Music Initiative in Central Asia, a program of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, and the Smithsonian Institution Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. The aim of the series is to present leading exponents of Central Asia's rich and diverse musical heritage to listeners outside the region.

Mugham: Spiritual Music of Azerbaijan

Year Released 2007
Record Label Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2007 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Genre(s) Central Asia; Islamica; Sacred; World

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101 Bardasht Alim and Fargana Qasimov 3:55
102 Maye Alim and Fargana Qasimov 6:17
103 Beste-Nigar Alim and Fargana Qasimov 8:19
104 Hisar Alim and Fargana Qasimov 3:24
105 Mualif Alim and Fargana Qasimov 4:36
106 Mükhalif-Tarkib Alim and Fargana Qasimov 8:36
107 Mansuriyya Alim and Fargana Qasimov 7:21
108 You Are the Light of My Eyes Alim and Fargana Qasimov 13:16
109 Eshqin Mehebbeti (Love of Loves) Alim and Fargana Qasimov 5:25
110 Jeyran (Deer) Alim and Fargana Qasimov 6:32
111 Köhlen Atim (My Splendid Horse) Alim and Fargana Qasimov 2:53
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