The Ensemble was founded in 1988 by the outstanding composer and musician, Rafig Babaev.
Over the last 16 years, the Ensemble has shared the treasures of
Azerbaijan's national folkore tradition with audiences at home and all
over the world. The Ensemble has toured successfully in Europe, America
and the Middle East, in countries including Holland, Hungary, the
United States, Turkey and Egypt amongst many others.
The Ensemble is currently directed by the merited artist of Azerbaijan and absolute master of mugam art, Mirdjavad Djafarov.
Mr. Djafarov's tenure as artistic director of the Ensemble has been
marked by a new impulse of artistic flair. He invited young and highly
professional artists and dancers to join the Ensemble and has renewed
and expanded the Ensemble's repertory to include such colourful and
bright productions as "Yalliy", "Gaitagiy", "Djangi", "Dilshadiy" and
The musical and vocal group of the Ensemble is represented by both
artists of popular folklore and masters of the traditionnal mugam art.