Craftsmanship and performance art of the Tar, a long-necked…Azerbaijan
Representative List 2012
EN: Professor Ramiz Guliyev brought in the 70-th years a completely new performing style to the ancient art of mugam. He has been honored with various awards, among which is the UNESCO's diploma for the "High mastery"
EN: Majnun Kerim, author of the nomination file, with 40-years experience of tar performing art teaching. Doctor of arts, professor in the State museum of musical culture of Azerbaijan.
EN: Talat Kabulov is an expert of tar handicraft, his tars are decorating many of world museum collections
EN: Some expensive examples of tar are incrustated with the mother-of-pearl or semi precious stones
EN: A skilled artisan is teaching his pupil in the workshop. A precious knowledge lives on
EN: Tar is being taught almost in all 237 musical schools of Azerbaijan, in the art school, as well as musical colleges, Azerbaijani State National Conservatory, University of Culture and Arts
EN: Laureate of national and international competitions, concertmaster and soloist of an Orchestra of National Musical Instruments
EN: Tar has a principal role in the mugam trio
EN: The beauty of tar sounding is emphasized by the orchestra instruments
EN: Music of tar is a compulsory attribute of all national celebrations, weddings, festivities etc.