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Israel marks anniversary of "King of Songs"

16 August 2017 [12:24] - TODAY.AZ

By Azernews

By Laman Ismayilova

A series of events commemorating the 75th anniversary of the great Azerbaijani singer, People's Artist of the Soviet Union Muslim Magomayev began in Israel.

The first festive evening, organized by the Association of Azerbaijanis "AzIz", was held in the city of Bat Yam in the art studio "Pen and Brush", Aziznews  reported.

Addressing the event, Frida Yusufova, a member of the Israel Union of Writers and the Union of Artists greeted the audience and gave the floor to a close friend of Muslim Magomayev, who was familiar with the great singer since 1964, Dr. Seyran bek Mekhdiyev.

Seyran bey told many interesting facts from the life of the great singer and demonstrated a large number of photographs from the personal archive.

Art critic Vyacheslav Davidov, in turn, read the poetry of memory of Muslim Magomayev. The poems were warmly received by the public. Besides, writer and poet Irene Lyashenko read the ballad and told about her impressions from the first meeting with the young beginning singer Magomayev, when he appeared in the student's club of the Azerbaijan Oil and Chemistry Institute.

Later, the young and talented singers from Azerbaijan performed songs from his repertoire.

The great surprise  for many guests was the performance of talented singer Vasif Azan, who knew Muslim Magomayev  and even participated in musical projects with the support of the great master.

He not only perfectly performed songs from the repertoire of Magomayev, but also told about some interesting facts from the life of his teacher.

The evening was completed with a video clip of one of the most popular hits - Polad Bulbuloglu's song "My city Baku" performed by Muslim Magomayev.


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