Emil Afrasiyab

Friday, 24 August, 2012 - 21:30

Emil Afrasiyab (piano)

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The genre known as mougkam (mugham) jazz was created in the mid 60's in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, and then became well-known around the world. The founder, pianist and composer Vagif Mustafazade, combined elements of Western classical jazz (which had begun to grow in Azerbaijan since 1930), with melancholic melodies of Azerbaijani folk music (mugham) which is a part of the cultural heritage of Azerbaijan and Middle East. The pianist Emil Afrasiyab, successor of this music tradition comes to Tinos to open the fourth Tinos Jazz Festival.

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