Aga Khan Master Musicians

Aga Khan Master Musicians
AKMM, Aga Khan Master Musicians featuring Wu Man, Basel Rajoub, Feras Charestan, Jasser Haj Youssef, Sirojiddin Juraev and Abbos Qosimov
  • country:Switzerland
  • style(s):Maqam, Non-Western Classical
  • label:Samaa Unipessoal
  • type:Composer/Songwriter, Small Ensemble
  • gender:male, female
  • instrumentation:instrumental
  • artist posted by:Aga Khan Music Awards

Line up

  • Abbos Qosimov (doira, qayroq)


The Aga Khan Master Musicians create music inspired by their own deep roots in the cultures of the Middle East and Mediterranean Basin, South Asia, Central Asia, and China. Brought together by the Aga Khan Music Programme to explore how musical innovation can contribute to the revitalization of cultural heritage, the Master Musicians are venerated performers and composer-arrangers who appear on the world’s most prestigious stages while also serving as preeminent teachers, mentors, and curators. Each of these exceptional artists has achieved mastery within a rigorous musical tradition defined by canonical styles, repertoires, pedagogy, and performance techniques. At the same time, they share a belief that tradition can serve as an invaluable compass for an artistic search into new forms of creativity inspired, but not constrained, by the past. This search has led to a strikingly original body of work composed, arranged, and performed by the Master Musicians, often joined by distinguished guests.

AKMM is:
Feras Charestan – qanun
Wu Man – pipa
Jasser Haj Youssef – violin, viola d’amore
Sirojiddin Juraev – dutar, tanbur, sato
Basel Rajoub – duclar, saxophone
Abbos Kosimov – doira, qayroq, lapchang
with special guest:
Levent Yildirim – doholla