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- Atabai Charykuliev - vocals
- Gasan Mamedov - violin, Honored Artist of Turkmenistan.
- Sabir Rizaev - clarinet, soprano saxophone
- Kurban Kurbanov - accordion
- Hakberdiev Alamuradov - dep, hammer, varnish
The musicians of the band individually built their careers by playing at weddings, at one of which lead singer Atabai Charykuliev was noticed by orientalist and producer Nazim Nadirov. Surviving a state campaign against Islamic wedding music (at one point, Charykuliev was confined to a mental institution for continuing to play), the dissolution of the Soviet Union enabled him to continue performing.
After several concert performances (including a performance on Turkmen television together with singer Aziza), he was awarded the title "Honorable Traditional Musician of the People" by the newly independent Republic of Turkmenistan.
On March 21, 2009, Charykuliev died in Ashgabat.
Recordings and notable performances
In 1993, they were the first musical group from the former Soviet Union to be published under the label of Peter Gabriel - Real World (division of Virgin Records). Their album, City of Love (a literal translation of the band's name), found some popularity in Europe.
In 2002, the band performed concerts in Moscow and attended the First Moscow International Festival of Ethnic Music.
- Ashgabat agreement, signed by India, Oman, Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, for creating an international transport and transit corridor facilitating transportation of goods between Central Asia and the Persian Gulf.
- "Ashkhabad - Music Artist Band Bio". Archived from the original on May 12, 2013. Retrieved June 27, 2013.
- The Hans India - India accedes to Ashgabat agreement