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BRIEF: Azerbaijani musician Alim Gasimov to join Iranian band at Tunisian concert

July 29, 2013


July 29--Azerbaijani mugam (national Azerbaijani music) singer Alim Gasimov will be joining an Iranian band to perform at a concert at the 49th International Festival of Carthage in Tunis, Mehr news agency reported.

The concert has been scheduled for August 3 at the festival, which is currently underway in Tunisia. The festival will run until August 17.

Mugam or Mugamats are sets of musical scales and characteristic melodic elements, or motives, and traditional patterns for their use, forming a system for the melodic and tonal development of performances in East music.

Alim Gasimov is one of the foremost mugam singers in Azerbaijan. He was awarded the International Music Council-UNESCO Music Prize in 1999, one of the highest international accolades for music.

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