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Kronos Quartet & Alim Qasimov Ensemble

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In 2008, the Aga Khan Music Initiative and the San Francisco-based Kronos Quartet inaugurated a pioneering musical collaboration that brings the quartet together with leading musicians from AKMI countries to compose, arrange, and perform new music rooted in regional traditions. The second KMI-Kronos collaboration features works for the Quartet and the Alim Qasimov Ensemble and presents Azerbaijani songs performed by the Quartet with Alim and Fargana Qasimov and instrumentalists, who play tar, kamancha, balaban, and naghara. Songs were arranged first by Alim Qasimov and subsequently by American performer-composer-arranger Jacob Garchik, who created the string quartet parts.

Performance Years: 2008,2009,2010,2011,2012,2016

Artists in this Performance:

Artist Name Country of Origin Instruments
Alim Qasimov Azerbaijan
Fargana Qasimova Azerbaijan
Rauf Islamov Azerbaijan
Zaki Valiyev Azerbaijan
Rafael Asgarov Azerbaijan
Javidan Nabiyev Azerbaijan
Kronos Quartet Estados Unidos da América