Lucy Duran ends her exploration of the music of Azerbaijan as she meets the country's most successful musician, the Mugham singer Alim Qasimov.
She also visits the extraordinary natural gas fires of Yanar Dag, and listens to traditional music in the contemporary context of a noisy wedding party.
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Introducing the Saz
Introducing the Saz, the stringed lute used by the Ashigs.
Mugham singer Alim Qasimov
Mugham singer Alim Qasimov recorded at a concert at the Baku jazz Centre.
A visit to Yanar Dag.
A visit to Yanar Dag, a natural wonder - a town outside Baku which is constantly on fire.
Mirza Alakbar Sabir's House.
A special session at the House of Mirza Alakbar Sabir, a celebrated Azeri poet.
Yanzar Badalov sings folk songs.
Yanzar Badalov sings folk songs from the Azeri mythology.
Lucy and Sanubar talk about female Ashigs.
A modern wedding in Baku.
A modern wedding at “the House of Joy” wedding venue in Baku.
Oil business of Azerbaijan.
Lucy talks about the oil business of Azerbaijan and the pollution disaster.