Above the Grozny city rumblings | Ҳара ҳаруаа реиҳабы

Lyrics: Alexander Bordodym, Melody: Imam Alimsultanov | Georgiy Kvekveskiri

Imam Alimsultanov (1957 – November 10, 1996) was a popular Chechen bard and folk singer.

Imam was born in Kyrgyzstan in 1957 to Chechen parents, who had been relocated as a result of the forced deportations of most Chechens and Ingush to Central Asia on February 23, 1944. He returned to Chechnya and would graduate from a secondary school in the Chechen capital Grozny. Alimsultanov would later graduate from the Polytechnic Institute in Rostov, and work as a land reclamation expert.

Alimsultanov started his musical career in the mid-1980s, where he would pass on music folktales and tales of Chechen heroes with his songs. He also wrote songs to poems written by Umar Yarycheva, Musa Geshaev, and other prominent Chechen poets. Unlike fellow Chechen bard Timur Mucuraev's songs, Imam's music tended to be closer to traditional Chechen music. Some of his most popular songs include "Gazavat", "Dagestan", "Distant Homeland Anthem", and "Chechnya".


"Ҳара ҳаруаа реиҳабы" (Hara Harwaa Reihaby) [The Leader of Our Soldiers] is a musical film in which there is a collection of songs which were born in one of the most challenging periods for Abkhazia, the period when not only the future of the country but the very future of the nation found itself in question.

The film incorporates a military chronicle: right at the start their authors and first performers sing military songs. These archival sequences are combined with staged shots of the same songs but now in performances by descendants of the heroes who gave their lives for Victory.

Realisation of the project " Hara Harwaa Reihaby " was facilitated thanks to funding by the companies AQUAFON and «Wines and Beverages of Abkhazia".

Аиааира ашәақәа.
Иҭырхит Емма Хәаџьаа-ҧҳаи Ҭемыр Қәычбериеи.
Ашәақәа аус рыдиулеит Анри Гәымба

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