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
Jazz Centre Out, Jazz Club In
Wailing and gnashing of teeth is a mite strong, but hearts certainly sank when news got out that Baku’s Jazz Centre had closed for good in the
To mark 100 years since Rashid Behbudov was born, Camilla Rzayeva shares her grandfather's stories of touring with the legendary Azerbaijani singer.
The Luthier of Lenkeran
Elshad Rzayev looked unfamiliar in dark trousers and a crisp white shirt instead of his usual dusty overalls when I met him on a balmy summer’s
Visions’ staff writer Camilla Rzayeva grew accustomed to listening to the musical tales of her grandfather when she was growing up in Baku
Of Silk and Fire
Within the symbolic name Of Silk and Fire lay the longstanding aim of the festival’s three organisers
WORLD OF MUGHAM
The Fourth International Mugham Festival, World of Mugham, took place in Baku from 11-18 March. Organised jointly by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation,
ORIENT XPRESS - A JOYRIDE
The name Anar Yusufov wasn’t unfamiliar: we had noted his progression from ‘choirboy’ image in Bari Bakh, Rauf Babayev’