Trea­sury of world mu­sic to sound in Paris

Azer News - - Culture & Lifestyle - By La­man Is­may­ilova

AThe event will take place at The­ater de la Ville on Jan­uary 12, Az­ertag re­ported.

Spec­tac­u­lar con­cert with par­tic­i­pa­tion of the soloist Kamila Nabiyeva, tal­ented mu­si­cian El­shan Mansurov (ka­man­cha), and mu­si­col­o­gist Alak­bar Alak­barov will leave no one in­dif­fer­ent. All are su­perb mu­si­cians per­form­ing great mas­ter works.

Since 1990s, the The­ater de la Ville of Paris an­nu­ally in­cludes Azer­bai­jani mugham singers Alim Gasi­mov, Neza­ket Tey­murova, Arzu Aliyeva, Ehti­ram Huseynov and oth­ers who mes­mer­ize the French mu­sic lovers with their unique per­for­mances.

The event is co-or­ga­nized by the Azer­bai­jani Em­bassy in France, As­so­ci­a­tion of French-Azer­bai­jani Di­a­logue and The­ater de la Ville.

The­ater de la Ville is one of the most im­por­tant cul­tural land­marks in Paris. It re­al­izes joint cul­tural projects with the United States, the Nether­lands, Italy and other coun­tries.

With cen­turies-old his­tory, the Azer­bai­jani mugham, a trea­sury of the world mu­sic, con­tin­ues to amaze the mu­sic lovers.

This unique kind of mu­sic is based on the rich philo­soph­i­cal and lit­er­ary ground.

One of the most valu­able mon­u­ments of the ma­te­rial and spir­i­tual cul­ture of the na­tion con­tains seven main modes - Rast, Shur, Se­gah (are es­pe­cially com­mon), Shushtar, Bay­aty-Shi­raz, Cha­har­gah, Humayun and three col­lat­eral kinds - shah­naz, sarendj, char­gah in some other form.

Mugham modes are as­so­ci­ated not only with scales but with an orally trans­mit­ted col­lec­tion of melodies that mugham masters use in the course of im­pro­vi­sa­tion.

The short se­lec­tion of Azer­bai­jani mugham played in bal­a­ban, na­tional wind in­stru­ment was in­cluded on the Voy­ager Golden Record, at­tached to the Voy­ager space­craft as rep­re­sent­ing world mu­sic, in­cluded among many cul­tural achieve­ments of hu­man­ity.

In 2003, UNESCO rec­og­nized mugham as a Mas­ter­piece of Oral and In­tan­gi­ble Cul­tural Her­itage of Hu­man­ity.

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