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Shahin Novrasli to conquer Paris

12 March 2012 [13:14] - TODAY.AZ
Famous Azerbaijani pianist Shahin Novrasli will give a concert devoted to great Vagif Mustafazadeh will take place in popular Paris club Le Réservoir on March 14. In this concert organized by the Azerbaijani embassy in France with the assistance of Ministry of Culture and Tourism and  “Buta” Art Centre will also be attended by Alexander Mashin (percussion instruments) and Nathan Peck (contrabass).

Vagif Mustafazadeh was the most familiar and successful jazz performer in the Azerbaijan history, the first jazz-man in Soviet Union who received the Title of Distinguished Artist, creator of the new direction in jazz – Azerbaijani jazz-mugham.

Today, many musicians in Azerbaijan are looking for inspiration in Vagif’s original and colorful musics, in his peculiar harmonic language and vertouso performance.

Shahin Novrasli, the one of the most popular and e contemporary Azerbaijani musicians, magnificently performing sophisticated jazz creations and compositions combining classical jazz and traditional Azerbaijanian mugham, is the follower of Vagif Mustafazadeh School as well.
Shahin is not only virtuoso pianist, improvisator and compositor; recently he astonished spectators with new Buta project where showed himself as excellent singer.

Director General of the “Buta” Arts Centre Nasib Piriyev said Shahin’s new program is devoted to great Vagif Mustafazadeh, and its presentation in Paris will be a great privilege for us. “We are also planning to organize a big musical festival in memoriam of Vagif Mustafazadeh, and sincerely hope that soon musical heritage of this great artist will sound again on the best European stages,” he noted.



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