Alim Qasimov is one of the world's truly gifted singers. A master of the mugham, a modal art music popular among the Caucasus and the Turkish-speaking people of central Asia, Qasimov has been hailed for his vocal dexterity and emotional delivery. The recipient of the international IMC/UNESCO Music Prize in 1999, Qasimov was called "one of the 20th century's greatest singers" by
-Folk Roots, who praised him for his "pure vocal excitement."
Born to a poor family in… read more