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Variety is music kind having a combination of different directions of art. Variety combines music, illusion, dance, conversational style and circus acts.
History of appearance of pop music in Azerbaijan coincides with mid of twentieth century.
In 1956, the Azerbaijan State Theater Orchestra, in 1957, We are from Baku pop ensemble, in 1960 Azerbaijan Television and Radio Variety Orchestra, in 1960-es Qaya quartet (later became a vocal-instrumental ensemble), in 1968 Azerbaijan State Theatre of Songs, in 1975 the Azerbaijan State Symphonic Orchestra were created and played an important role in the development of pop art in Azerbaijan. In post-war years opera singers (Rauf Atakishiyev, Lutfiyar Imanov) had influence on improvement of pop art. Rashid, Muslim Magomayev, Polad Bulbuloglu had enriched the pop art creativity.
Shevket Alekperova, Gulaga Mammadov, Mirza Babayev, Ogtay Agayev, Flora Kerimova, Elmira Rahimova, Yalchin Rzazade, Ilhama Guliyeva, Mubariz Tagiyev, Hadi Hadiyev, Akif İslamzade and others rendered active service in promoting pop songs. Today there are many well-known artists in the genre of pop music: Aygun Kazimova, Zulfiyya Khanbabayeva, Brilliant Dadashova, Faik Agayev, Samir Bagirov, Roya Aykhan, etc. 

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