|Birth name||Natig Bahadur oglu Shirinov|
|Origin||Buzovna, Baku, Azerbaijani SSR|
|Genres||Azerbaijani Folk Music, World Music|
|Years active||1993 – present|
Natig Shirinov, who comes from the generation of Ashig Shamshir, Ashig Shirin and Ashig Idris famous in the art history of Azerbaijan, was born in Baku on November 10, 1975. At the age of 9 in 1984, Natig began studying the drum mastery with Azer Aliyev at Music School named after Tofig Ismaylov. In 1986 he also continued his education at music school No 6 in order to learn more and to improve his playing technique.
At the age of 24 Natig received the invitation from Alim Gasimov, master of mugam, the Honored Artist of Azerbaijan Republic and stepped into the professional career. This group went on tours during 1999-2007 to different countries. Natig’s contributions to the art have not been limited by performance on stage. In 2001 he founded “Natig Rhythm Group” consisting of five persons. Besides drum, he included old Azeri instruments such as zurna, balaban, tutek to the group. Except being the head of this group, he extended his activity as the pedagogue and composer. His objective in founding the group was to prove that drum belongs to Azerbaijan, to make some improvements, create new rhythms and make different countries recognize and appreciate drum. In 2002 in order to extend the rhythms in drum, Natig started to have lessons at Tabla School at Council of India in Moscow and later on he started to synthesize the Azerbaijani rhythms with the world rhythms. He was invited by producer of International Drum Festival, outstanding percussionist Tofig Jabarov to participate at the Drum Festival in 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2009. He was invited by Sevda Alakbarzade, the Honored Artist and singer of Azerbaijan, for albums’ recording “Gul achdi” in 2007 and “Sevdali Dunya” in 2009 which were released by “Network Medien” Company.
Concert performances in Azerbaijan
2008 - The musician "Jazz Center" and "If the rhythm is life" in his solo concerts. (Baku)
2009 - Natig Shirinov "Face Club" and "Natig Rhythm Show," a solo concert. (Baku)
September 6, 2013 - The musician "Green Theatre" and "Rhythm Show," a solo concert. (Baku)
December 29, 2014 - The musician "Channel S" on the 5th anniversary concert (Sheki)
May 10, 2014 - The national leader "Heydar Aliyev" in connection with the 91-year anniversary of the rhythm of the march and a concert (Sheki)
May 2, 2015 - The musician "Beynalxal Mugham Center" in the "Pulse of Life", a solo concert. (Baku)
June 12, 2015 - The opening ceremony of the first European Games in Baku (Azerbaijan)
August 14, 2015 - The musician "Green theater" in the summer "Rhythm" from the concert 4solo. (Baku)
August 22-26, 2015 - The musician and the Caucasus in Azerbaijan for the first time in Sheki "Drum 2015" International Festival of Drums. Along with Azerbaijan, who represented Uzbekistan Abbos Kasimov, representing Iran, "Lian" group, representing Turkey Suat Trumpets and "Istanbul Harem" group performs. (Sheki)
December 17, 2015 - The musician famous "Hollywood" star Steven Seagal together with the "Heydar Aliyev Center," a solo concert. (Baku)
May 5, 2016 - The musician "of the Olympic Stadium," the 17-year-old was the opening ceremony of the UEFA European Championship.
June 19, 2016 - The opening ceremony of Baku F1 ( Formula 1 )
Worldwide Concert performances
October-November, 2004 - The musician Taypeyin dedicated to the 120th anniversary of "Drums and Dance of the World Music Festival" concert in appearances (Taipei, Taiwan)
2006 - The musician with the quartet of pianist and composer Emil Ibrahim Jazz Festival (Brussels, Belgium)
2006 - Azerbaijani Culture Days (Moscow, Russia)
2007 - Azerbaijani Culture Days (Moscow, Russia)
2007 - Azerbaijani Culture Days (Paris, France)
2008 - Azerbaijani Culture Days (Morocco, Morocco)
2008 - Azerbaijani Culture Days (Berlin, Germany)
2008 - The musician "Eurovision" Song Contest concert support A grand opening ceremony was addressed by the program. (Istanbul, Turkey)
2008 - The musician "Eurovision" Song Contest grand opening ceremony gave a concert in support. (Belgrade, Serbia)
2008 - The musician and a concert performance of a number of Sevda Alekperzade (Berlin, Germany)
2008 - The musician and a concert performance of a number of Sevda Alekperzade (Vienna, Austria)
2008 - The musician and a concert performance of a number of Sevda Alekperzade (Bucharest, Romania)
2009 - The musician and a concert performance of a number of Sevda Alekperzade (Berlin, Germany)
June 27, 2009 - Natig Rhythm Group, the International Festival of the Caucasus - Transcaucasia 2009, (Warsaw, Poland)
October 19, 2009 - Natig Rhythm Group Chamber Orchestra, with the opening ceremony of the Days of Culture of Azerbaijan, (Bern, Switzerland)
May 28, 2010 - Eurovision 2010 Party, (Oslo, Norway)
October 13, 2010 "EXPO 2010" exhibition of Azerbaijani culture and cuisine (Shanghai, China)
February 15, 2011 - The 20th anniversary of restoration of Azerbaijan's independence (Paris, France)
March 21, 2011 - "Karabakh" at a concert fund (Washington, USA)
May 15, 2011 - the 20th anniversary of Azerbaijan's independence (Moscow, Russia)
June 5, 2011 - AMOR 3 years (St. Petersburg, Russia)
June 17, 2011 - The International Festival of the Caucasus - Transcaucasia 2011, (Dresden, Germany)
June 23, 2011 - The International Festival of the Caucasus - Transcaucasia 2011, (Warsaw, Poland)
September 24, 2011 - The Natig Rhythm Group concert (Istanbul, Turkey)
September 27, 2011 - on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the restoration of Azerbaijan's independence (Berlin, Germany)
October 13, 2011 - Natig Shirinov, "Natig" rhythm group of 54 countries with the "Geumsan World Percussion Performance Art Festival 2011" contest N. Shirinov participated in and won the first of the "World Grand Prize" has brought home the award. Azerbaijan's national instrument, the "drum" was the first win on the world stage has been carried out by qalibiyət N. Shirinov. (Geumsan, South Korea)
November 11, 2011 - "Baku" magazine, the number of the edition (Moscow, Russia)
December 01, 2011 - on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the restoration of Azerbaijan's independence (Rome, Italy)
February 21, 2012 - Royal Belum Drum Festival 2012 (Perak, Malaysia)
April 20, 2012 - on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the restoration of Azerbaijan's independence (Rome; Milan, Italy)
July 7, 2012 - Montreux Festival (Geneva, Switzerland)
August 29, 2012 - EXPO 2012 "exhibition of Azerbaijani culture and cuisine (Dusseldorf, Germany, the Netherlands)
November 12, 2012 - on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the restoration of Azerbaijan's independence (Moscow, Russia)
February 13, 2013 - Royal Belum Drum Festival 2013 (Perak, Malaysia)
May 21, 2013 - The concert Natig Rhythm Group (Istanbul, Turkey)
October 31, 2013 - On the occasion of the Independence of the concert (Washington, USA) June 9, 2013 - On the occasion of the Independence of the concert (Seoul, Korea)
July 6, 2013 - The restoration of Azerbaijan's independence
January 22, 2014 - Iranian mugam "Desert nazeri" and "freestyle" was the opening of the competition. (Tehran, Iran)
February 25, 2014 - "Khojaly genocide memorial" event has taken place. (Istanbul, Turkey)
March 20, 2014 - "Create" media on the occasion of anniversary concert (Dubai, UAE)
May 28, 2014 - "On May 28 Republic Day" to mark the concert (Dubai, UAE)
May 31, 2014 - New Taipei City International Drum Arts Festival (Taipei, Taiwan)
July 16, 2014 - "Montreux" master class and concert jazz festival (Geneva, Switzerland)
September 21, 2014 - Azerbaijani Culture Days (Paris, France)
November 11, 2014 - "Azerbaijan-America Alliance" event (Washington, USA)
December 14, 2014 - "Tofig Bahramov's 90th anniversary" of the event (Moscow, Russia)
March 16, 2015 - "The TANAP project" Ground Breaking Ceremony (Kars, Turkey)
July 9, 2015 - "EXPO 2015" exhibition of Azerbaijani culture and cuisine (Milan, Italy)
October 22, 2015 - The musician's 194, the "Womex" music Azerbaijan was represented at the festival (Budapest, Hungary)
October 30, 2015 - Azerbaijani Culture Days (Moscow, Russia)
February 9-10, 2016 - Taichung City International Drum Arts Festival (Taichung, Taiwan)
May 17, 2016 - Mai International Drum and Culture Festival (Lamphun, Thailand)
June 1, 2016 - "EXPO 2016" exhibition of Azerbaijani culture and cuisine (Ankara, Turkey)
Performances with World Stars
Natig Şirinov-Ruslana 2005 Natig Shirinov-Billy Cobham 2007 Natig Shirinov-Misirli Ahmet 2008 Natig Shirinov-Rihanna 06/10/2012 Natig Shirinov-Shahram Nazeri 2014 Natig Shirinov-Sami Yusuf 14/04/2015 Natig Shirinov-Abbos Qosimov 26/08/2015 Natig Shirinov-Harem group 26/08/2015 Natig Shirinov-Mohsen Sharifian 26/08/2015 Natig Shirinov-Steven Seagal 16-17/12/2015
2004 - "World Music Festival on the Drum & Dance" - "Certificate of Appreciation"
2005 - "International Jazz Festival" - "Honorary Diploma"
2005 - "The 15th European Junior Male and Female Junior Taekwondo Championships 8th" - "Participating Certificate"
2006 - "Instrumental Group of the Year" - "Grand Prize Winner of the Independent National Public"
2006 - "CIS - 15 years: cooperation and integration" - "Honorary Diploma"
2007 - the "Əməmkdar Artist" title
2009 - "The Caucasus Media Public Union" - "Gratitude"
2011 - "World Perucission Performing Arts Festival" - "World Grand Prize"
2012 - "Royal Belum World Drum Festival 2012" - "Certificate of Participation"
2012 - "46th Montreux Jazz Festival" - "Certificate of Participation"
2013 - "Royal Belum Worl Drum Festival 2013" - "Certificate of Participation"
2013 - "Kempo XVI of the Championship" - "Honorary Diploma"
2014 - "48th Montreux Jazz Festival" - "Certificate of Participation"
2015 - "Baku 1st European Games" - "" Certificate of Participation "
2016 - "Formula 1 in Baku" - "Certificate of Participation"
Besides it has many awards.
In September 2007, Shirinov was rewarded with the title of Honored Artist of Azerbaijan, one of the highest musical awards in Azerbaijan, by the decree of Mr. Ilham Aliyev, President of Azerbaijan. On 22 May 2012, his rhythm group participated as interval act in the first semi final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku.
- My World I (2004)
- My World II (2006)
- Ritm Varsa,Həyat Var (2012)
- Финал "Евровидения-2012" откроет группа "Натик ритм группу". www.olaylar.az (in Russian). Retrieved 16 August 2014.
- Official website
- World Music Central Article on Alim Qasimov and Natig Shirinov
- Global Performing Arts Exchange Singapore Article
- Article in Russian
- Live Performance on Azerbaijani National Television
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