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World Routes Academy

For World Routes Academy 2013 BBC Radio 3 has teamed up with SOAS, University of London, to combine expertise, ideas and knowledge in order to further understand how traditional music is transmitted orally across generations.

Launched in 2010 the BBC Radio 3 World Routes Academy aims to support and inspire young world music artists by bringing them together with an internationally renowned artist in the same field and belonging to the same tradition. The scheme targets forms of music and musical skills that are under threat to help preserve them.

BBC Radio 3 appointed 17 year old singer Fidan Hajiyeva as its 2013 World Routes Academy mentee and paired her up with mentor Gochaq Askarov, who is based in Azerbaijan, and is regarded as as the crown prince of Azeri classical Mugham.

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2013 07/07/2013

Lucy Duran is in Baku, Azerbaijan, for the 2013 World Routes Academy.

Sun 7 Jul 2013 22:30 BBC Radio 3

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  • 2013: Fidan Hajiyeva

    2013: Fidan Hajiyeva

    The 2013 World Routes Academy mentoring scheme focuses on the traditional music of Azerbaijan, following 17 year old Azeri singer Fidan Hajiyeva and her mentor Gochaq Askarov, who is regarded as the crown prince of Azeri classical Mugham...

    2013: Fidan Hajiyeva
  • 2012: José Hernando Noguera

    2012: José Hernando Noguera

    The 2012 World Routes Academy mentoring scheme focuses on Colombia, following self taught 19 year old Accordion player José Hernando Noguera and his mentor Egidio Cuadrado, who is regarded as the leading Vallenato Accordionist of his generation.

    2012: José Hernando Noguera
  • 2011: Hari Vrndavn Sivanesan

    2011: Hari Vrndavn Sivanesan

    The 2011 World Routes Academy mentoring scheme focuses on South India, following young UK veena player Hari Sivanesan and his mentor Aruna Sairam, a Carnatic vocalist based in Chennai...

    2011: Hari Vrndavn Sivanesan
  • 2010: Khyam Allami

    2010: Khyam Allami

    The 2010 World Routes Academy mentoring scheme focused on the music of Iraq, with Young London based musician Khyam Allami and his mentor, the celebrated guitarist, singer and composer Ilham al-Madfai...

    2010: Khyam Allami
  • BBC Radio 3 and SOAS

    BBC Radio 3 and SOAS

    BBC Radio 3 has teamed up with SOAS, University of London, to combine expertise, ideas and knowledge in order to further understand how traditional music is transmitted orally across generations. The collaboration is part of BBC Radio 3’s 2013 World Routes Academy scheme, which provides talented young world music artists based in the UK with the chance to explore their musical roots. The scheme annually offers a young musician the chance to learning from and perform with a great musician from their country of origin.

    In 2013, the scheme will focus on the Mugham tradition of Azeri singing with World Routes Academy protégée, Fidan Hajiyeva. SOAS music lecturer Dr Lucy Durán will follow Fidan’s musical progress as she learns from her highly acclaimed mugham mentor Gochaq Askarov. Her journey will be documented in programmes recorded on location in Azerbaijan and London, and broadcast on BBC Radio 3’s prestigious world music programme, World Routes (Sunday nights at 22:00).

    The project culminates in performances by both protegée and mentor at UK festivals over the summer, including WOMAD at Charleton Park, and the BBC Proms on Thursday 22 August at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

    SOAS

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