Azerbaijan mugham music

February 19, 2010

Susan brought to my attention a recent BBC article letting us know about a resurgence in interest in mugham music from Azerbaijan. After listening to a fair amount of it on YouTube — What a wonderful world we live in! — I found this performance. It’s a very different musical language from the one we know in the US, but holy moly, what amazing music.

I love the overall melodic trajectory of the piece in terms of range; I love the seriousness on their faces; I love the completely different take on what is considered a “vocal range.”

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