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Azerbaijani musicians captivate India

Tar Musician from Azerbaijan

Azerbaijani tar musician Shahriyar Imanov performed in India.

The musician took part in the festival in honor of one of the gods of Hinduism, Shiva, held in the city of Coimbatore on March 4-5.

Shahriyar Imanov shared the same stage with Babir Bagirov and Shukur Aliyev, Day.Az reported.

The audience was mesmerized by the captivating performance showcased by the Azerbaijani musicians. It caused a lot of positive emotions and got a round of applause.

It is worth noting that Sadhguru, a recognized Indian yogi and mystic was among the spectators, who also stood applauding to the musicians.

Shahriyar Imanov had his first competitive entry in 1999 in memory of Haji Mammadov and won the 1st place. His first solo concert took place in 2001. The musician was accompanied  by the Azerbaijan State Orchestra. In 2007, he won the Republican contest in memory of Akhsan Dadashov.

He also took the 1st place at the International Mugham Festival 2013.

Noteworthy, tar is one of the most beautiful instruments in Azerbaijani culture and is played with a mediator. It  is made from mulberry, walnut and pear trees, and the face of the instrument is made from cattle heart membrane. Its strings differ by thickness and composition.

The music and craftsmanship of Azerbaijani musical instrument, tar, was included in the UNESCO list during the seventh session of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage, in 2012.

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