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Sun, Feb 18, 2018
Born in Belgium in 1976 with Jordanian and Yugoslavian origins, Karim Baggili, is a composer, self-taught guitarist and ud player. He began playing the electric guitar at the age of 16. At 20, he started working the different techniques of the flamenco guitar and acquired an Arabic lute (ud) during […]
Source: World Music Central
Sun, Feb 18, 2018
Ariane De Bievre plays flutes and percussion. She studied classical flute and also mastered the bansuri (Indian flute). She is also a skilled percussionist. She plays bodhran, bendir, daf and other instruments. Ariane has performed with Julos Beaucame, Satya, Karo-Trio-Flute, Ten Strings, Univers Zero and Galician Celtic band Camaxe. […]
Source: World Music Central
Sun, Feb 18, 2018
Ivan Kirchuk is a multi-instrumentalist who specializes in the ethnology and folklore of his homeland Belarus. He owns and plays rare ancient instruments and, with his group, Troitsa, performs music that has almost disappeared from the region. They play and sing ancient songs accompanied by traditional and endangered instruments. Ivan […]
Source: World Music Central
Sun, Feb 18, 2018
Bari Siddiqui played North Indian Classical Music with flute and sang Baul songs as well. To add to his versatile quality, he composed and directed music, wrote lyrics and was a vocalist as well. Bari started to sing in 2000, with the award winning album of Shrabon Megher Din. His […]
Source: World Music Central
Sun, Feb 18, 2018
Yaghob Zoroofchi is the greatest Azeri vocalist of our time, and shows why on his CD, “The Best of Zoroofchi”. He started his singing career at the age of eight in the Children’s Program on Radio Tabriz in Iran, and later on Tabriz Television. After his vocal training at the […]
Source: World Music Central
Sun, Feb 18, 2018
Rufat Hasanov was born in Baku, Azerbaijan in 1982. He started playing the tar at the age of seven. In 1997 he was awarded a First Degree Diploma in the 3rd Baku Competition dedicated to the memory of the national artist of the Republic, Haji Mammadov. In 2000 Rufat Hasanov […]
Source: World Music Central
Sun, Feb 18, 2018
Rahman Asadollahi, from Southern Azerbaijan, was born in 1951 and is considered the most accomplished garmon player, which is the Azerbaijani accordion. He started playing the garmon at the age of 10 and a few years later was honored by the most prestigious awards by the Azerbaijan State Music University […]
Source: World Music Central
Sun, Feb 18, 2018
Various Artists – Nine Decades Vol. 5: Ravi Shankar’s Ghanashyam – A Broken Branch (East Meets West Music, 2017) Ghanashyam – A Broken Branch is a fascinating folk musical theater piece by the great musician and composer Ravi Shankar. It was commissioned by the Birmingham Touring Opera Company. The original […]
Source: World Music Central
Sat, Feb 17, 2018
Fargana Qasimova was born April 23, 1979 in Baku, Azerbaijan. She is the daughter of celebrated mugham (Azerbaijani classical music) singer, Alim Qasimov and has an exquisite vocal style. Her repertory includes mugham and lighter songs traditionally performed by ashiqs (minstrels) who often perform with a small ensemble. Fargana accompanies […]
Source: World Music Central
Sat, Feb 17, 2018
Chingiz Sadykhov was a world-class pianist from Azerbaijan. Maestro Chingiz Sadykhov played piano as a concert pianist and accompanist to the greatest singers of Azerbaijan and Soviet Union for over 50 years. He garnered the coveted title of “Peoples’ Artist of Azerbaijan” and performed and taught music around the world. […]
Source: World Music Central

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