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Karabakh horse through eyes of artist

Karabakh horse

The beauty and grace of the Karabakh horse have been glorified worldwide. This magnificent horse breed is considered one of the rare horse breeds in the world and the oldest in Asia and the Caucasus. Karabakh horse has inspired Latvian artist and photographer Dace Strausa to create a series of paintings dedicated …

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National Music Day celebrated at YARAT

National Music Day

National Music Day has been celebrated at YARAT Contemporary Art Space. Head of the international relations department of the Azerbaijan National Conservatory, curator of art projects, expert of the Culture Ministry on Intangible Cultural Heritage Jahangir Selimkhanov addressed the event. The musicologist provided insight into the history of the Azerbaijani music and the …

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Uzeyir Hajibayli’s opera released on all music platforms


Great Azerbaijani composer Uzeyir Hajibayli’s “Koroghlu” opera has been released on world music platforms such as Apple Music, Spotify, Yandex Music, Tidal, etc. Honored Artist, famous conductor Ayyub Guliyev, Honored Cultural worker, sound engineer Faig Babayev took part in the project initiated by the director of the Heydar Aliyev Palace Ramil Gasimov. The main …

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International Turkic Culture and Heritage Foundation hosts presentation ceremony of Uzeyir Hajibeyli’s stamps issued in Spain

International Turkic Culture and Heritage Foundation

At the International Turkic Culture and Heritage Foundation within the framework of the event dedicated to the outstanding cultural figure of Azerbaijan and the entire Turkic world, composer, musicologist, publicist, playwright, pedagogue, author of the first opera and operetta in the East, founder of the Azerbaijan national music school Uzeyir …

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Baku Jazz Festival 2021 kicks off in Baku

Baku Jazz Festival 2021

Baku’s most anticipated jazz festival is back with an incredibly rich program. The music festival has a lineup of some of the internationally acclaimed musicians from Azerbaijan, the Netherlands, Azerbaijan, Hungary, Turkey, Russia, Israel and Luxembourg. Fetiblue Band, Dock in Absolute, Rain Sultanov, Sinem Islamoglu, Isfar Sarabski Trio, Nijat Aslanov Group, delighted jazz lovers on September 10-12. Moreover, “I am Jazzman” gala concert was …

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Yashat sends more war veterans to Turkey for treatment

Azerbaijan’s Yashat Foundation

Azerbaijan’s Yashat Foundation, which was set up to help families of soldiers killed and injured during the last year’s 44-day Karabakh war, continues to send seriously injured war veterans to Turkey for treatment. Five more veterans – Arshad Idrisov, Rahib Misirzade, Nurlan Amanli, Jeyhun Samadov and Saddam Azizli will receive treatment in Turkey. The foundation will monitor …

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Baku to host International Jazz Festival

International Jazz Festival

The 16th International Baku Jazz Festival will be held on September 10-18 with the support of the Ministry of Culture. The Festival is dedicated to the memory of the heroic martyrs of Azerbaijan, as well as the spirit of jazz music that does not bend under the weight of difficult …

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Azerbaijan marks International Day of Mugham

International Day of Mugham

International Day of Azerbaijani Mugham and Silk Road countries’ Music has been solemnly marked in the country. Every year, the day is celebrated by  all mugham singers and music lovers. The decision to proclaim August 26 as the International Day of Azerbaijani Mugham was made by the administration of the Canadian city of Niagara-on-the-Lake …

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