Close your eyes, listen to this and imagine sitting by the Bosphorus with the glistening sun reflecting of the gentle waves, sipping on an apple tea and a shisha, the muezzin calling in the background. Put your feet up, wind down and relax... - that's what I've done about six years ago. Magical.
Əlixan Səmədov, born in 1964 in Sumqayıt, is very well known in the region for his expertise in playing Azerbijani wind instruments, such as the balaban, the tutek, the zurna, as well as other more commonly known ones, like the saxophone, clarinet and oboe. Like his fellow citizen, he is also a chess master.
Alihan himself has so far released several albums called 'Balaban' filled with tracks displaying his expertise in playing the instrument.
Alihan Samedov - Today is History
Alihan Samedov - Today Is History-2011 by izzmirli