This powerful new composition begins with the haunting and resonant vocalizations of Sami Yusuf, then adds instrumental, rhythmic, and vocal layers to create an epic unison section that evokes the many-faceted aspects of the arc of Azerbaijan’s history. This piece features stunning vocal solos by Sevda Alekperzadeh, Tayyar Bayramov, Samira Aliyeva, and a beautiful tar solo by Sahib Pashazade that leads into the majestic outro.
Written in Bayāt-e Shīrāz mugham, its sweeping melody is inspired by the story of this region from its earliest times to its hopes for the future.
Musical Director & Composer: Sami Yusuf
Creative Producer & Director: Andrei Boltenko
Words: Aytan Ismikhanova
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Mixed & Mastered by Vishnu Rajan @ Andante Studios
Video editing and post-production by Omar Al-Balushi @ Andante Studios
Commissioned by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Azerbaijan