International Mugham Center presents large-scale project
A large-scale scientific-theoretical project was presented at the International Mugham Center.
A series of scientific and theoretical discussions are organized as part of the roundtable project, Trend Life reported. The first meeting was devoted to the topic "Mughams and gazelles".
The project manager, director of the International Mugham Center, People’s Artist of Azerbaijan, Professor Murad Huseynov stressed that as a result of constant care and respect for culture and art, in particular mugham and ashug music, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and First Vice President of Azerbaijan , President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, Mehriban Aliyeva, the art of mugham is recognized worldwide. It is included in the UNESCO Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage.
The meeting covered such topics as the role and significance of the gazelle genre in mugham performing art.
Coordinator of the project, Ph.D. in Philology Huseyn Kazimli, Rector of the National Conservatory, People’s Artist Siyavush Kerimi, Honored Art Worker Sanubar Bagirova, Head of the Baku Music Academy, Doctor of Philology, Professor Tarlan Guliyev as well as teachers of the National Conservatory PhD in Philology, Associate Professor Fakhraddin Bakhshaliyev, mugham connoisseur, Lecturer at the National Conservatory Agil Melikov, Honored first teacher Imran Sabirov addressed the event.
The next meeting will take place this month.
The International Mugham Center of Azerbaijan is a center of Azerbaijani arts and music aiming to promote, preserve and popularize the specific genre of Azerbaijani music, mugham. Located in Baku Boulevard, center was built on initiative of the First Lady of Azerbaijan, Mehriban Aliyeva.
The Center implements various projects directed to the propaganda of "Aşıq musiqisi
şnational music: ax amları" (Evenings of ashug music), "Sirlәrxәzinәsi" (Treasury of Secrets), "Unudulmayanlar" (Unforgettable), "Etnik musiqi incilәri" (Pearls of ethnic music, "Muğam axşamları" (Evenings of mugham music), "Muğamat var olan yerdә" (Where mugham lives), "Yeni nәsil dәvәt edir" (New generation invites), etc.
Elchin Shirinov joined Avishai Cohen trio and gave a number of spectacular concerts as part of the world tour. The musicians have already performed in Japan, Hungary, Sweden, Germany and France.
November was marked by concerts in the cities of Portugal - Porto, Coimbra, Lisbon, Loulé and the cities of Germany - Munich and Mainz.
Each concert ended with a long standing ovation, where the public several times called the musicians to the stage and did not want to let them go.
"Avishai Cohen is a top musician. It's a great pleasure to perform together with him on the same stage," Elchin Shirinov told Day.Az. The pianist highly appreciated the work of Israeli musician.
Elchin Shirinov belongs to the new generation of Azerbaijani jazz musicians, who combine elements of post-bop jazz, blues and funk.
The pianist and composer was tutored by great musical talents such as Vagif Sadikhov, Aaron Goldberg, Kevin Hays, Jean Michel Pilc and Yakov Okun.
He went on to give a very individual interpretation of two of the most popular Azerbaijani folksongs Sari Gelin and Durna; and included his reflective self-penned compositions Waiting and Muse in his set, many of which featured the sound of the Melodica, a wind-operated keyboard that makes an accordion-like sound, which he balanced on top of the grand piano.
Many music enthusiasts from France, Switzerland, Germany, Malaysia and other countries are already familiar with his unusual talent.
The 3 Cohens are that sort of uncommon collective, a trio of siblings from Tel Aviv, Israel – tenor saxophonist/clarinetist Anat Cohen, trumpeter Avishai Cohen and soprano saxophonist Yuval Cohen.
Avishai Cohen is called by critics as a rising star of the American jazz scene. Experts note his individual sound and constant creative search. He brilliantly combines various styles of performance. Cohen has stated that he was heavily influenced by Miles Davis. He is among the most influential and acclaimed figures in the history of jazz and 20th century music.
Israeli jazz trumpet has become one of the most discussed artists on modern scene.