Azerbaijani rock

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Azerbaijani rock (Azerbaijani: Azərbaycan roku) is a wide variety of forms of rock music made in Azerbaijan or by artists of Azerbaijani descent.

History[edit]

Soviet Era[edit]

Rock was greatly restricted for most of the period Azerbaijan was under Soviet rule, being viewed by the CPSU as a Western anti-socialist influence.[1] Among the most recognized groups of Soviet era were Coldünya, Yuxu, "Eksulap", and "Khurramids".[2][3]

Post-Soviet Era[edit]

Following collapse of Soviet Union, the rock audience in Azerbaijan started slowly to grow and groups like Unformal gained popularity among local fans.[4] Sumgayit was credited as the main regional driving force behind rock bands of the 1990s including Yuxu, Miraj, Mozalan, and Sirr.[3][5][6]

In 2014, Tuborg GreenFest will be held in Baku, by making it largest rock festival in country's rock history.[7]

Notable Performers[edit]

Individuals[edit]

Female[edit]

Dilara Kazimova of Unformal, which was considered one of the most successful emerging Azerbaijani bands of the early 2000s.

Male[edit]

Groups[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Азербайджан: рок-музыка. sovr.narod.ru (in Russian). Retrieved 25 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "History of Azerbaijani Rock". azerbaijans.com. Retrieved 25 June 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Ganjavi, Elshan. "Bir yuxu kimi və Azərbaycan roku... – köşə". www.gun.az (in Azerbaijani). Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  4. ^ Кто любит рок в Азербайджане? – Опрос. anspress.com (in Russian). ANS TV. Retrieved 26 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "Yenə də Sumqayıt…". sumqayitxeber.com (in Azerbaijani). Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  6. ^ "Sumqayıt rok ənənələrini bərpa edir". www.inradiotv. (in Azerbaijani). Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  7. ^ "Azerbaijan to host GreenFest Rock Festival". www.news.az. Retrieved 25 June 2014. 

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