East to West: Layla and Majnun Under NYC Lights
There are few stories in world literature as enduring as Layla and Majnun. Versions of the Arabic legend, which is known as the Romeo and Juliet of th
Azer Rzazade: From Baku to La Scala
The latest edition of the Qabala International Music Festival was held in Azerbaijan from 29 July to 3 August.
Barrel Jazz Nights
Jazz with friends – These four September days brought a new positive energy to a Baku public long raised on jazz
EMANATION - MUSIC TO SAVOUR
Shahin Novrasli is a name that will surely become more widely known across the world. (Visions of Azerbaijan, Winter 2008)
DIHAJ - A EUROVISION ETUDE
One dark day in January found us upstairs in Casual Brasserie, awaiting Baku’s leading exponents of experimental doom pop.
Les 2 Mondes: Mugham in Mulhouse
There is a certain charm to the small cities of Europe, with their quiet, calm, unhurried setting.
MUSIC MUST BE HEARTFELT
Ruslan Agababayev was born in Baku on 16 March 1976 into a family of doctors and musicians. Having enrolled in the piano classes of Olga Khomenchuk
JAZZ – A MELLIFLUOUS AZERBAIJANI EXPORT
In Soviet times, attitudes towards jazz across the USSR varied according to the prevailing political climate.
Touring with Muslim Magomayev
My mother once told me a way to tell if a singer is really good: If his or her voice gives you goosebumps, then that voice is really something. It