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Centennial of Rashid Behbudov to be marked in Israel

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Baku, November 30, AZERTAC

The 100th anniversary of Azerbaijani singer Rashid Behbudov’s will be marked in Netanya, Israel, on December 19.

As part of Rashid Behbudov-100 event, the Israeli-Azerbaijani drama troupe Odlar Yurdu will perform at Heichal Hatarbut.

Rashid Behbudov was an Azerbaijani singer and actor. His combination of vocal masterpieces ranged from classical performances to lyrical songs. Behbudov's rare vocal talent gave him opportunity to travel beyond the "Iron Curtain" of the Soviet Union, and as a singer he toured with concert performances in several countries of the world, including Iran, Turkey, China, India, Japan, Argentina, and many other countries in Europe, Asia and Latin America. Rashid was not just a pop singer. He could handle extremely complicated opera roles as well which he proved in the portrayal of Balash in Fikrat Amirov's opera "Sevil" ( 1953).

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