National Music

Eldar Mansurov - Bayatılar 

"Bayatılar" is an Azerbaijani 1989 composition by Eldar Mansurov with lyrics by Vahid Aziz. "Bayatılar" was released by Brilliant Dadashova in Azerbaijan, Russia, Turkmenistan, Europe (including Turkey, Greece, Germany, Spain, France), the Arab World and Brazil. The song was used in versions and samples by Turkish DJ Hüseyin..... Read more

Reshid Behbudov - Sevgilim 

Rashid Behbudov was an Azerbaijani singer and actor. He sang in Azeri, Russian, Persian, Turkish, Georgian, Hindi, Armenian, Urdu, and Bengali among other languages.  Rashid Behbudov was born in Tiflis Tbilisi, Georgia in 1915. His father, Majid Behbudoglu, was a singer as well. From 1938 to 1944, Rashid moved to Armenia and..... Read more

Alim Qasımov - Sarı Gelin  

Sarı is a Azerbaijani adjective meaning "yellow". However, it can also mean "fair-skinned" or "blonde". The word gelin means someone who comes to the family (i.e. a bride), with its root in the Azerbaijani word gel (meaning "come"). Sari Gelin is written in the literary genre known as bayati, which is one of the most popular..... Read more

Fikret Amirov - Kurd Avshari  

Fikret Amirov was a prominent Azerbaijani composer of the Soviet period. Fikret Amirov grew up in an atmosphere of Azerbaijani folk music. During his childhood and early adolescence, Fikret began composing pieces for the piano. Upon his graduation from the Ganja Music College, Amirov entered the Azerbaijan State Conservatoire,..... Read more

Seyid Shushinski - Heyrati 

Seyid Shushinski (Azerbaijani: Seyid Şuşinski), born Mir Mohsun Seyid Ibrahim oglu Shushinski (12 April 1889, Horadiz – 1 November 1965, Baku), was an Azerbaijani folk singer (khananda). He was born in the small town of Horadiz, near present-day Fizuli, Azerbaijan. He lost his father at a young age, and was looked after by..... Read more

Uzeyir Hajibeyov - Arazbarı 

Uzeyir bey Abdul Hussein oglu Hajibeyov - was an Azerbaijani and Soviet composer, conductor, scientist, publicist, playwright, teacher, translator, and social figure. He is recognized as the father of Azerbaijani classical music and opera. Uzeyir Hajibeyov composed music for the national anthem of Azerbaijan Democratic Republic..... Read more