In­ter­na­tional Mugham Cen­ter presents large-scale project

Azer News - - Culture & Lifestyle - By La­man Is­may­ilova

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.

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