NARGILE, ASIQ - YURT YERI (LP)


"Born in Tbilisi and now based in the Borcali region of Southern Georgia, Nargile Mehtiyeva aka Asiq Nargile has been playing saz (long-neck lute) and singing since the age of 15. Fluent in Azerbaijani, Georgian, and Russian, Nargile represents the cosmopolitan heritage of old Tbilisi, a city once known as a meeting point for multilingual asiq bards who would travel through the region serving as conduits for news, ideas, music and culture. A powerful solo performer, her vocal recital of epic folk poetry is by turns ecstatic and deeply expressive, and is interspersed with bursts of virtuosic, highly ornamented saz. This is a recording of Asiq Nargile's first concert in the UK. Recorded live at Cafe Oto on the 18th October 2014 by James Dunn." (label info)
in stock | UK| 2016| OTO ROKU | 23.90


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