Note: Akbar Jaffarov (Iaffarov), b. 1932, well-known ashug (epic singer) from Tovuz Region, Western Azerbaijan. Merited Artist of the Republic of Azerbaijan. He used a fallsetto vocal style called "zilsesi." Huseiin Abbasov is well-known balamanchi (performer on balaman) from Tovuz Region, Western Aberbaijan. Merited Artist of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
About the session: These songs were recorded by Alan Lomax in Moscow in collaboration with musicologist Emina Eldarova. Tape box reads: "Ashug songs by male solo/lute/shawm from Azerbaijan. Two Merited artists of the Republic of Azerbaijan."
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