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Azerbaijan: A Timeless Presence is a tribute, woven of mystical poetry and music arising from the depths of memory, to a land whose spirit stands outside of time. The music was composed, arranged and directed by Sami Yusuf for the Opening Ceremony of the 43rd Session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in Baku in June 2019. With fifty-seven highly skilled musicians under his direction, Sami Yusuf makes full use of the complex musical language of traditional modal systems to create a narrative in sound. The album features traditional instruments including the tar, the kamancha, and the haunting sound of the balaban. Running through every piece is a thread connecting past to present to future. In honouring the rich legacy of Azerbaijan, the composer celebrates all those traditions that still find their visionary expression in the unique artistic languages of the peoples who embody them.
Musical Director & Composer: Sami Yusuf Creative Producer & Director: Andrei Boltenko
Vocal: Sami Yusuf Vocal: Sevda Alekperzadeh Tar: Sahib Pashazade Ashik Vocal: Samira Aliyeva Oud: Mirjavad Jafarova Qanun: Chinara Qeydarova Kemancheh: Toghrul Asadullayev Balaban: Shirzad Fataliyev Nagara: Kamran Karimov Mugham Vocal: Tayyar Bayramov Mugham Vocal: Kanan Bayramli
For full list of performers: https://samiyusufofficial.com/discography/azerbaijan-a-timeless-presence-live/
Mixed & Mastered by Vishnu Rajan @ Andante Studios Video editing and post-production by Omar Al-Balushi @ Andante Studios
Lighting Designer: Yury Krasilnikov Set Designer: Denis Lishchenko Video Content Designer: Alexander Yaichnikov Video Content Production: Raketa Media TV Director: Alex Boltenko Director of Photography: Andrei Kvardakov
Executive Producers: Sergey Gromov, Elruz Fatiyev
Event Production: Peachline Advertising
Commissioned by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Published by Andante Records & Administered by Fairwood Music (UK) Ltd for the World
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