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Native nameAzerbaijani: Yuxu
OriginSumgayit, Azerbaijan
GenresHeavy metal, Hard rock
Years active1988–2001
LabelsUzelli Muzik, ADA Muzik
Associated actsSirr, Spark
Past membersIbrahim Emin
Namig Naghdaliyev
Jasur Nematov
Chingiz Eyvazov
Zaur Abdullayev

Yukhu (Azerbaijani: Yuxu (Latin)/Јуху (Cyrillic), Russian: Юху [juˈxu], Turkish: Yuhu) were an Azerbaijani rock band based in Sumgayit, that were active from 1988 to 2001.[1] They became one of the most popular Azerbaijani rock bands during the 1990s.[2] The group released three studio albums.

Yukhu were the first rock band to sing in Azerbaijani language.


In 1989, the group won the "Gyzyl Payiz" musical festival.[3] As a result, a French woman who was in the audience that night made the group an offer to record and release an album. They accepted, purchasing a ticket from Baku to Paris via Istanbul. Due to problems acquiring the necessary permits to live and work in France, the band were stranded in Istanbul, so they decided to stay there. Since their albums were released on Turkish labels, all text on them is in Turkish, although they are still sung in Azeri. They recorded their debut album Xəzərin sahilində in Istanbul in 1989, but it was not released until 1993.

In 1990, the group filmed a video for their song "Xəzərin sahilində", directed by Vahid Nakhysh.

In 1998, founding vocalist Jasur Nematov left the band, moved to Moscow and was replaced by Zaur Abdullayev.

After Yukhu[edit]

Yukhu split due to Naghdaliyev and Eyvazov moving to Turkey. Eyvazov became a tattoo artist and Naghdaliyev continued to involve himself in music. Emin formed the group Sirr in 2004 and is the only Yuxu member still living in Azerbaijan. Nematov lives in Moscow.


Final line-up
  • Ibrahim Emin − bass guitar, backing vocals (1988–2001)
  • Namig Naghdaliyev − guitar (1988–2001)
  • Chingiz Eyvazov − drums (1988–2001)
  • Zaur Abdullayev − vocals (1998-2001)
  • Jasur Nematov − vocals (1988–1998)


  • "Xəzərin sahilində/Хәзәрин саһилиндә" (On the Coast of the Caspian Sea, 1993)
  • "Sumqayıt/Сумгајыт" (Sumgait, 1994)
  • "Ölümə çarə yox/Өлүмә чарә јох" (There is No Cure for Death, 2001)


  1. ^ Юху. www.rockzone.az (in Russian). Retrieved 30 June 2014.
  2. ^ ""Əfsanəvi "Yuxu" qrupu zəlzələ nəticəsində dağıldı"". kulis.az (in Azerbaijani). Retrieved 30 June 2014.
  3. ^ "İbrahim Emin: "Əfsanəvi "Yuxu" qrupu zəlzələ nəticəsində dağıldı" - MÜSAHİBƏ". az.apa.az (in Azerbaijani). Retrieved 30 June 2014.