Occur Goes Global - The Music of Azerbaijan

Sunday, August 9, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music A former member of the Soviet Union, this predominately Muslim nation might be the birthplace of rap battles. Explore the ancient competitions called meykhana, the lush, labyrinthine folk of the Caspian and the forward-thinking crackle and pop of the mainstream. Here are some of our favorite Azerbaijani artists.   Mehman Ehmedli Making his name as a meykhana performer on the TV show De Gelsin, Ehmedli is considered among the best freestyle vocalists in the country. His recorded material,... READ MORE