TEHRAN, (IRANART)-Iranian and Azerbaijani musicians will perform a joint concert in Tehran in the coming month.
An Azerbaijani musician Alim Hamza-oglu Qasimov will share the stage with Iranian composer, lyricist, vocalist Parvaz Homay, at Milad Tower Conference Center on March 9 -10, honaronline.ir reported.
The concert will be performed by Mastan Ensemble.
According to azernews.az, the performers will sing a duet in the concert.
Qasimov, the mugham master, is one of the world's truly gifted singers, discovered the world of mugham as a child when he began singing for his own enjoyment.
Mugham, one of the many folk musical compositions from Azerbaijan, contrasting with tasnif and ashugs.
Qasimov continues to play an important role in promoting Azerbaijani culture, especially mugham around the world.
He performed at Tehran's Vahdat Hall and Niavaran Palace Complex in July 2003 and September 2006. Also Qasimov and his daughter Fargana Qasimova performed a concert with Tehran Wind Orchestra at Vahdat Hall in January 2015.
Qasimov was awarded the International Music Council-UNESCO Music Prize, one of the highest international accolades for music in 1999. For that achievement, he was quoted by the New York Times as simply one of the greatest singers alive, with a searing spontaneity that conjures passion and devotion, contemplation and incantation.
Homay is a vocalist in the Mastan Ensemble which he founded in 2005. His performances have been held at notable and sizable venues across the globe, including but not limited to Los Angeles' Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Lincoln Center in New York, Strathmore Hall in the Washington DC area, and Roy Thompson Hall in Toronto, Canada.