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Azerbaijani contestant to perform together with master khanende at Eurovision

Mugam RadioAccording to the EuroGroup, there is a novelty in the performance of our representative Sabina Babayeva in Eurovision Song Contest. Mugham master Alim Gasimov will perform together with Sabina in Eurovision-2012 final.

Alim Gasimov’s unique voice has won him a host of fans from around the world including Icelandic singing sensation Bjork. She describes Alim as being her ‘favorite singer alive today’. The inclusion of Alim Gasimov will allow Sabina to introduce exciting elements of traditional Azerbaijani music. Alim Gasimov will sing a special part in Sabina’s entry song and will introduce Eurovision audience to exciting elements of this traditional Azerbaijani vocal art.

“Our idea was to introduce the Eurovision audience, especially the youth, to our legendary Azerbaijani mugham, which hopefully will celebrate global glory soon,” Gasimov said.

Speaking about Alim, Sabina said “It’s such an honor for me to perform with one of the greatest living Azerbaijani singers. I am so happy to share the Eurovision stage with Alim. I’m sure together we can produce something really amazing. It will be a wonderful opportunity to show the entire world our very special musical culture. I hope it will be a truly great moment for Azerbaijan.”

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