Art And Culture

Kamanche Player Condoled

Kamanche Player CondoledKamanche Player Condoled

The demise of eminent Azerbaijani Kamanche (knee fiddle) performer Habil Aliyev, who passed away at the age of 89 on September 8, was condoled by Ali Moradkhani, art deputy at the Ministry of Culture of and Islamic Guidance.

On September 2 Aliyev went into a coma and passed away due to heart and lung failure a week later in Baku, capital of Azerbaijan.

Appreciating the virtuoso, Moradkhani said his name and works will remain forever with all music fans in Iran as well as other parts of the world, Honaronline reported.

He created miracles on his instrument and made significant efforts to acquaint the world with Kamanche music. People in many countries referred to him as the “master of magical sounds.”

Alivey performed Azerbaijani mugham and folk songs on the Kamanche during his tours of several countries, including Tunis, Switzerland, Holland, Syria, the US, Germany, India, France, Pakistan, Japan, Greece, Italy, and Iran. His records have been released in the US France, Japan, Greece, and Italy.

In 2009, due to poor health he gave a symbolic “last concert” at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall.