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Azerbaijan: The Ashiq Tradition

If it can be generalized that the text in mugham is stable while the music is improvised, the revers is true of the ashiq tradition. There is an essential narrative function to the ashiq which stems from the long standing … Continue reading

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Azerbaijan: Introduction

Of all the other people in the Caucasus the traditional music of Azeris* seem to most easily be categorized into 3 definitive streams: classical mugham stemming from an Iranian urban influence; ashiqs, which shows direct connection to Turkic bardic tradition; … Continue reading

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