Aghakhan Abdullayev

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Aghakhan Abdullayev
Born (1950-01-01)1 January 1950
Baku, Azerbaijan
Origin Baku, Azerbaijan
Genres Mugham
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Singing, daf
Years active 1975–present
Associated acts Alim Qasimov, Hajibaba Huseynov

Aghakhan Abdullayev (Azerbaijani: Ağaxan Abdullayev), born 1950 in Baku, is an Azerbaijani khananda folk singer. He is often called "Guardian" of the Mugham.[1]

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He graduated from secondary school in 1968, then continued his education at A. Zeynally Music College(1969–73). He become a mugham teacher in 1973 at the Abilov Culture House in Baku, and also worked as a teacher at A. Zeynally Music College in 1977.[2]

His concert career started in 1975 on the stage of Azerbaijan State Philharmonic Hall. He performed concerts in several countries of the world, including Iran, Canada, Russia, Austria, Sweden, US, and many other countries in Europe, Asia and Latin America.

In 1992, was awarded the title of Honored Artist of the Azerbaijan Republic, and in 1998 was designated People's Artist of the Azerbaijan Republic.[3] In 2000, for his pedagogical activity, he was awarded an Honorary Diploma by the Ministry of Education of the Azerbaijan Republic. In 2001, he received the "Simurg" Award of the National Award Fund and in 2002 the "Humay" National Award. He also received in 2003 the "Live on, Azerbaijan" Award.[4]

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