4 March 2010
New York Times, New York, USA: "Classical Azeri Poetry in Song, From a Team of Father and Daughter - Mr. Qasimov is simply one of the greatest singers alive, with a searing spontaneity that conjures passion and devotion, contemplation and incantation. He now performs with his daughter and student, Fargana Qasimov... and they have an American release, “Spiritual Music of Azerbaijan” (Smithsonian Folkways)."
New York Times, New York, USA: "The latest Kronos disc, “Rainbow,” a collaboration with the Afghan rubab player Homayoun Sakhi and the Azerbaijian singers Alim and Fargana Qasimov, comes out in March on the Smithsonian Folkways label as part of a superb Central Asian series sponsored by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture."
The Justice, Brandeis University, Boston, USA: "Thanks to a residency this week by world-renowned musicians Alim and Fargana Qasimov, the rich traditions of far-off Azerbaijan will be brought into focus as students from many different disciplines come together for a unique cultural encounter".
Media coverage of previous tours: Links to archived press materials from previous tours.