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Alim Qasimov


Alim Qasimov is among the world’s truly gifted singers. A grasp from the mugham, a modal artwork music popular amonst the Caucasus as well as the Turkish-speaking folks of central Asia, Qasimov continues to be hailed for his vocal dexterity and psychological delivery. The receiver of the worldwide IMC/UNESCO Music Reward in 1999, Qasimov was known as “among the 20th century’s best performers” by Folk Origins, who praised him for his “real vocal enjoyment.” Given birth to to an unhealthy family inside a city 100 kilometers from the administrative centre town of Baku, Qasimov shown musical skill from an extremely early age group. His first device was a body drum whose epidermis originated from a goat that his dad slaughtered. He afterwards studied on the Mugham College in Baku. Qasimov painstakingly learned the complexities from the mugham. At age 25, he earned his initial competition. In 1989, he shaped a band using the Mansurov brothers — Malik on tar (lute) and Eshan on kamanche (violin).

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Full Name Alim Qasimov
Profession Singer, Songwriter
Nationality Azerbaijani
Children Farghana Qasimova
Parents Madina Qasimova, Hamza Qasimov
Music Songs Segah, Mehriban olaq, Köhlen Atim, Jeyran, Beste-Nigar, Rast, Mahur, Kimler Geldi, Kimler Getdi, Bardasht, Mansuriyya, Mualif, Maye, You Are the Light of My Eyes, Bayati Shiraz: Daramad, Bardasht, Maye, Chahargah, Bagishlamani, Eshqin Mehebbeti, Zabol: Rang, Zabol, Muye, Rang, Segah, Bayati Shiraz: Rang, Uzzal, Zarbi Uzzal, Zabol: Rang, Zil Zabol, Rang, Ey Encanlar, Zabol: Hasar, Manandi Mukhalif, Zabol: Daramad, Bardasht, Maye, Ay Insanlar, Morq-E Sahar, Mugham Qatâr, Kor Arab Mahnisi, Oyanish, Iraq Täsnifi, Mükhalif-Tarkib, Füzuli Ghazel, Alimi Pichakh Kesibdi
Albums Love's Deep Ocean, Oyanish, L'art du Mugham, Morq-E Sahar, Azerbaijan - Azerbaidjan: The Art of Mugham (Collection Ocora Radio-France), Azerbaïdjan, Intimate Dialogue, Music of Central Asia, Volume 6: Spiritual Music of Azerbaijan

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1 In 2010, he was nominated for the United States National Public Radio's "50 great voices in recorded history" award.
2 He was included in a "500 most influential Muslims of world" book.



Qazalxan 1991 Khananda



Baku 2015 European Games Opening Ceremony 2015 TV Movie Himself / Torchbearer

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