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Ashig troubadours, Mugham and the Kamancha

Lucy Duran examines the music of Azerbaijan, focusing on the old songs of the Ashig troubadours and the art music of the virtuosic Mugham performers.

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1 hour

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Sat 28 Mar 2009 15:00

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  • Shores of the Caspian Sea.

    Lucy Duran is on the shores of the Caspian Sea.

    Duration: 03:13

  • Music Played

    • Gochaq Askarov

      Ay Qiz/Mugham Shahaz (Trad)

  • Dr Sanubar Baghirova interview.

    Lucy interviews Dr Sanubar Baghirova, a writer and expert on the music of Azerbaijan.

    Duration: 02:54

  • Lucy meets two Ashigs.

    Lucy meets two Ashigs, rural troubadours who are also poets and storytellers.

    Duration: 10:46

  • Music Played

    • Alixan Niftaliyev & Alasgar Taqiyev

      Goycha qulu (Trad)

    • Alixan Niftaliyev & Alasgar Taqiyev

      : Koroglu Mukhammasi (Trad)

    • Alixan Niftaliyev & Alasgar Taqiyev

      Mukhammas (Trad)

  • Azerbaijan’s classical music.

    Lucy interviews Sanubar about the Mugham, Azerbaijan’s classical music.

    Duration: 04:15

  • The Kamancha (upright Fiddle).

    Munis Sharifov plays the Kamancha (upright Fiddle).

    Duration: 10:26

  • Music Played

    • Munis Sharifov

      Mugham Bayati/Kuchelere su sepmishem

  • Lucy interviews Sanubar

    Lucy interviews Sanubar about the title of the song played.

    Duration: 04:51

  • Mugham music

    More Mugham music with Malik Mansurov (tar - plucked string instrument).

    Duration: 05:01

  • Music Played

    • Malik Mansurov, Munis Sharifov & Elshan Gasimov

      Uch qunden bir/Mugham Shur (extract)

  • The old town of Baku

    In the old town of Baku, Lucy tells the story of Baku, old and new.

    Duration: 04:14

  • Aghakhan Abdullayev sings

    Aghakhan Abdullayev singing and playing the daf.

    Duration: 14:17

  • Music Played

    • Aghakhan Abdullayev

      Mugham Mirza Musain/Tasnif (Trad)

    • Aghakhan Abdullayev

      : Mugham Ushaq/Tasnif (Trad)

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