Iranian teenage won 11th Int'l Children’s Mugham Festival
Iranian teenager won the special award at the 11th International Festival of Mugham Music of Islamic Countries in Baku, the capital of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
The festival took place at the International Mugham Center and bring together participants from Azerbaijan, Iran, Iraq, Egypt, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, and Turkey.
Parsa Khaef, an Iranian talented teenage won the jury's attention and received the title of Grand Prix singer and international diploma for his outstanding mugham music performance.
Mugham is one of the many folk Azeri musical compositions, and it is a highly complex art form that weds classical poetry and musical improvisation in specific local modes.
Mugham is a modal system. Unlike Western modes, "mugham" modes are associated not only with scales but with an orally transmitted collection of melodies and melodic fragments that performers use in the course of improvisation.
Mugham is a compound composition of many parts. The choice of a particular mugham and a style of performance fits a specific event. The dramatic unfolding in performance is typically associated with increasing intensity and rising pitches, and a form of poetic-musical communication between performers and initiated listeners.