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Azerbaijan’s Alim Qasimov to perform in Tehran
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Azerbaijani vocalist Alim Qasimov performs in an undated photo.
Azerbaijani vocalist Alim Qasimov performs in an undated photo.
TEHRAN – The renowned Azerbaijani musician and vocalist Alim Qasimov will give a concert in Milad Hall at the Tehran International Permanent Fairgrounds on May 13.
 
After this performance, he is also scheduled to perform in Ardebil, Tabriz and Urmia, Iran’s major Azeri-speaking cities.   
 
Qasimov has previously collaborated with a number of Iranian musicians in some performances.
 
Qasimov and the Iranian vocalist Mohammad Motamedi performed a joint concert at the 49th International Festival of Carthage in Tunis in July 2013.
 
He also gave concerts in Iran, Brazil, the United States and some European countries during the 1990s.  
 
Qasimov has recorded nine albums, three of which were done with his daughter, Ferghana Qasimova.
 
He is one of the Azerbaijan’s foremost maqam singers. Maqam is a set of musical scales and characteristic melodic elements, or motives, and traditional patterns for their use. 
 
Qasimov was awarded the International Music Council-UNESCO Music Prize in 1999, one of the highest international accolades for music. His music is characterized by his vocal improvisation and represents a move away from the traditional style of maqam.
 
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