On November 30, 2022, the Fikrat Amirov Conference-Concert Center of Khazar University held an event dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the birth of master ashiq Kamandar Efendiyev, one of the most prominent representatives of the 20th century Azerbaijani ashiq art.
The secretary of the Azerbaijan Lovers' Union, Honored cultural worker Musa Nabioglu, a master artist Kamandar Efendiyev gave brief information about his life path. He emphasized that Ashiq Kamandar, who was born in 1932 in Borchali - the present-day Kapanakchi village of Marneuli district, became a beloved artist in Azerbaijan and the entire Turkic world in a short period of time thanks to his innate talent. Ashıg Kamandar, who gained great popularity with his art, was highly appreciated by the state for his services in art. He was awarded the Order of "Honor" of Georgia. A house-museum was established in his homeland, and his bust was erected.
Then the floor was given to the rector of Khazar University, Professor Hamlet Isakhanli. Greeting the participants of the event, he said that Ashiq Kamandar is a great master, an unforgettable and irreplaceable artist: I didn't accidentally use the words "unforgettable and irreplaceable" in the address of Ashiq Kamandar. There are unique and irreplaceable people in life. Sometimes they say that there is no irreplaceable person. I strongly disagree with this idea. There are irreplaceable people in every field of art, and no one can replace Kamandar Efendiyev in the art of love. Ashiq Kamandar was an artist with natural talent. Ashiq Kamandar's master was Sadiq Sultanov. But I think that Amrah Gulmammadov played a big role in Kamandar's development as a master artist. Ashiq Amrah himself was a great artist. Ashiq Kamandar and Ashiq Amrah have been together for a long time and held parties together. And I think that this also played an important role in the development of Ashiq Kamandar as a very famous artist. Ashiq Kamandar was an artist who followed his own path and created his own school.
The Chairman of Azerbaijan Lovers Union, Honored Scientist, Professor Maharram Gasimli noted in his speech that Ashqi Kamandar Efendiyev was a Mohican in art. He came to this art as if from a mysterious world. Ashiq Kamandar was a great connoisseur of saz and a great performer. In rare cases, lovers can play such a tune. In other words, in addition to being able to sing beautifully and tell a beautiful story, playing a beautiful instrument is not a quality that every lover is destined to have. In addition to playing a very beautiful instrument, he also made unique additions to airs. For example, Ashiq Kamandar worked so well on the air "Turaci" and made such additions that at the end he created a new air and named it "Fakhri". I think that Ashiq Kamandar's activity in the field of music should be studied separately. The services of Ashiq Kamandar are great, unparalleled.
In the artistic part of the event, the folkloric group "Cheshme" led by Honored Culture Worker Gulara Azafli, among its members Jahangir Sananoglu, Honored Worker of Culture Adalat Dalidağli, Ramin Garayev, Avdi Musayev, Nabi Nagiyev, Nazim Bahadıroğlu Shaiq Inceli, Ashraf Gariboglu, Imran Goycheli, Seymur Lachinli and Gabil. Borchali recited Ashıg Kamandar's own words and poems dedicated to him on various love moods. The master's results Mehin and Aylin Garayeva's sisters recited several poems from their grandfather's work.
It should be noted that Ashiq Kamandar Efendiyev died on October 26, 2000.
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