Rashid Behbudov State Song Theater

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Rashid Behbudov State Song Theater

Rashid Behbudov State Song Theater
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HINA W
Islamabad, Pakistan6,322 contributions
A Theater for Popular Music!
Aug 2017 • Family
Rashid Behbudov was a famous singer and actor of Azerbaijan who was popular world over. He sang in more than 9 languages including Urdu and Bengali. He had a dream to build a song theater exclusively for popular music. He started converting a building, which used to be a Jewish Synagogue in the pre Soviet times, into such a song theater. This building was built in 1901 in Greek Revival style with ionic columns. He envisioned to transform it into a theater where each song would be presented as a mini drama with it's own protagonist and theme. He worked day and night to achieve this and to form form a professional music group of this theater. He opened the Song Theater in 1968. But when Rashid suddenly got sick and died in 1989 all these projects were brought to a standstill as the country was also going through a tumultuous phase. Since the Independence of Azerbaijan regular performances have been held in this theater. You can enjoy folk songs, tasnifs and mugams here. I liked this theater because it is the dream child of an artistic genius.
Written September 9, 2017
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