Baku, November 3, AZERTAC
Azerbaijani mugham singer Alim Gasimov together with his daughter Fergana Gasimova wiil perform in Geneva as part of the Festival Asia Interieur on November 5.
The Azerbaijani musicians will be accompanied by a trio featuring Rauf Islamov (kamancha), Zeki Veliyev (tar) and Rafael Askarov (balaban).
Over the years, Fergana Gasimova, along with her father and teacher Alim Gasimov, has successfully represented Azerbaijan in the international arena, making a significant contribution to the development and promotion of national art of mugham.
Alim Gasimov was awarded the International Music Council-UNESCO Music Prize, one of the highest international accolades for music in 1999. For that achievement, he was quoted by the New York Times as simply one of the greatest singers alive, with a searing spontaneity that conjures passion and devotion, contemplation and incantation. Also known as an artist of supreme versatility, Gasimov has collaborated and performed with some of the world’s leading musicians, including Yo-Yo Ma, Kronos Quartet and Jeff Buckley.