Azeris are in the house! Musician Alim Qasimov to join Iranian band at Carthage
An Azeri maqami musician Alim Qasimov will be joining an Iranian band to perform a concert at the 49th International Festival of Carthage in Tunis.
Vocalist Mohammad Motamedi will lead the group, which also features Sina Jahanabadi on kamancheh, Azad Mirzapur on tar, Pasha Hanjani on ney, and Hossein Rezaeinia and Milad Abassi on daf.
The concert has been scheduled for August 3 at the festival, which is currently underway in Tunisia. The festival will run until August 17.
Maqams or maqamat are sets of musical scales and characteristic melodic elements, or motives, and traditional patterns for their use, forming a system for the melodic and tonal development of performances in Islamic music.
Maqami music is connected to the traditions and perspective of an ethnic group living in a particular region.