Sami Yusuf - A Dancing Heart
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 Published On Oct 21, 2019

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This is an original instrumental composition in Bayatı-Şiraz (Bayāt-e Shīrāz) mugham whose joyous melody is carried from the balaban and kemanche solos to the layered sounds of the orchestra. This piece celebrates the art of movement, an art that tells many stories and reveals the inner world of a culture.

Performed live at the Opening Ceremony of the 43rd UNESCO World Heritage Committee held at the Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku, Azerbaijan.


Musical Director & Composer: Sami Yusuf
Creative Producer & Director: Andrei Boltenko


Balaban: Shirzad Fataliyev
Kemanche: Toghrul Asadullayev
Oud: Mirjavad Jafarov
Tar: Sahib Pashazade
Qanun: Chinara Geydarova

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Mixed & Mastered by Vishnu Rajan @ Andante Studios
Video editing and post-production by Omar Al-Balushi @ Andante Studios

Lighting Designer: Yury Krasilnikov
Set Designer: Denis Lishchenko
Video Content Designer: Alexander Yaichnikov
Video Content Production: Raketa Media
TV Director: Alex Boltenko
Director of Photography: Andrei Kvardakov

Executive Producers: Sergey Gromov, Elruz Fatiyev

Event Production: Peachline Advertising

Commissioned by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Published by Andante Records & Administered by Fairwood Music (UK) Ltd for the World

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