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Monument to famous Azerbaijan singer Muslim Magomayev inaugurated in Moscow

16.09.2011 | Readed: 1291

The inauguration of the monument to Muslim Magomayev, an iconic Soviet and Azerbaijani baritone operatic and pop singer of the 1960s and 1970s, was held in Moscow, at the public garden located on the crossroads of Voznesenski and Yeliseevski alleyways, not far from the late singer`s home.......

Sculptural portrait of Azerbaijan`s first lady - "Divine Muse, protectress of Azerbaijani Mugham" presented in Canada

07.09.2011 | Readed: 1258

A bust of the President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, UNESCO and ISESCO Goodwill Ambassador, MP Mrs. Mehriban Aliyeva has been presented in the picturesque city of Canada - Niagara on the Lake. The Azerbaijani Culture and Art Days have recently been celebrated in Niagara as a part of......

Emin Agalarov to give concert in Batumi

24.08.2011 | Readed: 1240

Famous Azerbaijani singer and composer Emin Agalarov, who is living in Russia, will give a concert in Batumi, Georgia, on Monday.
According to the official website of the singer, he will perform several hits from \"Wonder\" album and new songs.

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Outstanding artist Tahir Salahov elected full member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts

23.08.2011 | Readed: 3132

The world known artist, the People`s Artist of Azerbaijan and Russia, the vice-president of Russian Academy of Arts Tahir Salahov has been elected as full member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts on the nomination of art. Presentation of the Diploma will be at the plenary......

Azerbaijan remembers Magomayev

18.08.2011 | Readed: 1252

On August 17th Azerbaijan marked the anniversary of its legendary opera and popular music performer Muslim Magomayev. A commemoration ceremony, which took place at the singer`s gravesite, was attended by rector of the Baku branch of the Moscow State University Nargiz Pashayeva, people`s......

"Muslum Magomayev is a musician of all times and another such master will never be born again"

18.08.2011 | Readed: 1217

Muslum Magomayev is a musician of all times and another such master will never be born again, popular composer and singer Emin Agalarov told the journalists. He visited Alley of Honors to commemorate prominent Azerbaijani singer, People`s Artist of the USSR Muslum Magomayev`s birthday.......

Dominican PM visits National History Museum of Azerbaijan

12.08.2011 | Readed: 1300

A delegation led by Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica Roosevelt Skerrit visited the National History Museum of Azerbaijan. The museum building was built in 1895-1897 on the basis of architect Josef Goslavsky's project. The mansion was the residence of famous entrepreneur......

Chinese military delegation visits Azerbaijan`s Shaki region

11.08.2011 | Readed: 1194

A delegation of high-ranking officers of the Chinese People`s Armed Police Force and the Militia visited Shaki, a region in the northwest of Azerbaijan, on Wednesday. The Chinese delegation visited the region`s must-see places, including ancient historical and architectural......

Gabala hosts New Russia Symphony Orchestra`s performance

04.08.2011 | Readed: 1186

The New Russia Symphony Orchestra headed by Yuri Bashmet has given a concert as part of the 3rd Gabala International Music Festival organized by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation. The concert featured "Italian Symphony" and concerto for Violin and Orchestra by Felix Mendelssohn, Werther`s......

Gabala hosts mugham and chamber music concerts

31.07.2011 | Readed: 1188

"Mugham evening" and a chamber music concert were held as part of the 3rd Gabala International Music Festival organized by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation. The chamber music concert, held on Friday, featured music pieces by Gaetano Donizetti, Gioachino Rossini and Salvatore Cardillo.......

Azeri chamber musicians to join TURKSOY International Youth Chamber Orchestra

30.07.2011 | Readed: 1259

Azeri musicians will perform with TURKSOY International Youth Chamber Orchestra established in 2010. Students of the Baku Music Academy Mustafa Mehmandarov (violin), Elvin Najafov (viola) and Narim Musayev (violin) will attend the concert to be held in Ankara on Tuesday. The concert......

Gabala hosts three more concerts

30.07.2011 | Readed: 1259

Three more concerts were held as part of the 3rd Gabala International Music Festival organized by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation. The first concert entitled "Fantasy", held on Thursday, and featured music pieces by Azerbaijani composers Tofig Guliyev, Said Rustamov, Vasif Adigozalov and......

Azerbaijani culture minister meets Romanian counterpart

30.07.2011 | Readed: 1220

Azerbaijani Culture and Tourism Minister Abulfas Garayev met with the Romanian Minister of Culture and National Patrimony Hunor Kelemen. Speaking in the meeting, Garayev noted such visits contribute to expansion of cooperation. He pointed out erection of a monument to Azerbaijan`s national......

Gabala hosts chamber and symphonic music concerts

27.07.2011 | Readed: 1255

Chamber music and "Viva opera" concerts were held on Monday as part of the 3rd Gabala International Music Festival organized by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation. Music pieces by prominent Azerbaijan and European composers were performed in the concert. The Orchestra played arias and......

Polish President tours historic core of Baku

27.07.2011 | Readed: 1205

Visiting President of Poland Bronislaw Komorowski toured the Icharishahar, Inner City, historic core of Azerbaijan`s capital. The President was informed about the Icharishahar which was included in the UNESCO`s World Heritage List. Komorowski visited the Maiden Tower, the Khanagah......

Polish President visits Azerilma carpet gallery

26.07.2011 | Readed: 1320

On July 25th President of Poland Bronislaw Komorowski visited Sehrli Ilmeler (Magic Stitches) gallery owned by Azerilma Ltd, a carpet weaving company. The President was briefed on the carpet weaving, one of the oldest and most traditional forms of art in Azerbaijan. For centuries......

Emin Agalarov performs in London

24.07.2011 | Readed: 1173

Popular Azerbaijani singer and composer Emin Agalarov gave a concert at Under the Bridge club in London, the United Kingdom. "I am proud that the Eurovision 2012 Song Contest will be held in Azerbaijan`s capital Baku," Agalarov said in the opening ceremony of the concert. According......

2nd International Pianists contest wraps up in Gabala

24.07.2011 | Readed: 1299

The 2nd international pianists contest ended in Gabala, Azerbaijan. The contest, part of the 3rd international music festival, was organized by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation. Russian Andrei Yaroshnsky, Georgian Ketevan Jakaratashvili and Ukrainian Aleksandr Samoilov performed together......

Finalists announced for 2nd international Gabala piano competition

19.07.2011 | Readed: 1349

Eleven performers from seven countries have been whittled down to seven for the final of the 2nd international Gabala piano competition. Russian Andrei Yaroshnsky, Azerbaijani Nargiz Kangarli, Japanese Mizuho Nakada, Georgians Ketevan Jakaratashvili, Aleksandr Vashadze and Anna Kipiani and......

Heydar Aliyev Foundation opens "Richness of Azerbaijan`s culture" exhibition in St. Tropez

19.07.2011 | Readed: 1220

"Richness of Azerbaijan`s culture" exhibition has opened in Saint Tropez, France, supported and organized by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation. The exhibition, which takes place as part of the 2nd Ramatuelle festival of classical music, will last until July 20. The exhibition highlights Azerbaijani......

Azeri musicians` performance aroused interest in Ramatuelle classical music festival in France

19.07.2011 | Readed: 1220

The Azerbaijan State Chamber Orchestra named after Gara Garayev has opened the 2nd Ramatuelle classical music festival in France supported by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation. The orchestra conducted by People`s artist Teymur Goychayev performed music pieces by prominent Azerbaijani composers, such......

Romanian delegation visits Museum of Modern Art in Baku

13.07.2011 | Readed: 1223

A delegation of Romania`s leading Democratic Liberal Party (PDL) led by Mayor of Bucharest`s Sector 2 Nekulay Ontsanu, who is visiting Baku by invitation of New Azerbaijan Party, has today visited the Museum of Modern Art. The delegation was told the museum was established on the......

Bas-relief to Magomayev unveiled in Baku

07.07.2011 | Readed: 1105

A bas-relief has been unveiled on a building in Baku where the late singer Muslim Magomayev once lived. The ceremony was attended by Muslim Magomayev`s widow, Tamara Sinyavskaya, Azerbaijani Culture and Tourism Minister Abulfas Garayev and singer Emin Agalarov amongst others. The......

Azerbaijan`s tourism bodies join UNWTO

02.07.2011 | Readed: 1313

The Azerbaijani Tourism Institute, Baku Tourism Information Center and Azerbaijan Tourism Association (Azta) have become affiliate members of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). UNWTO plays a role in promoting the development of responsible, ‎sustainable and universally accessible......

Azeri delegation attends 35th session of UNESCO`s World Heritage Committee

01.07.2011 | Readed: 1314

A delegation of Azerbaijan Ministry of Culture and Tourism and employees of national Committee for UNESCO and permanent mission to UNESCO participated in the 35th session of the World Heritage Committee held in UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France on June 19-29. Chairwoman of the committee......

JW Marriott Absheron Baku hotel to open in December

21.06.2011 | Readed: 1216

The JW Marriott Absheron Baku hotel owned by Marriott International will open in December. The hotel of 243 rooms is located in Azadlig (Liberty) Square in the capital. The hotel will offer a number of restaurants and bars to the visitors. Their windows offer an amazing view to the......

Participants of BSANNA General Assembly visit National History Museum of Azerbaijan

15.06.2011 | Readed: 1215

Participants of the 5th General Assembly of the Black Sea Association of National News Agencies (BSANNA), hosted by AzerTAc, visited the National History Museum of Azerbaijan. The participants were informed on the history of the museum. As stated, the museum building was built in......

Participants of BSANNA General Assembly visit Gala archeological-ethnographic museum complex near Baku

15.06.2011 | Readed: 1451

Participants of the 5th General Assembly of the Black Sea Association of National News Agencies (BSANNA), hosted by AzerTAc visited the Gala Archeological-Ethnographic Museum Complex near Azerbaijan`s capital. The complex created at the initiative of President of the Heydar Aliyev......

Participants of BSANNA General Assembly visit Museum of Modern Art in Baku

15.06.2011 | Readed: 1185

On June 14th Participants of the 5th General Assembly of the Black Sea Association of National News Agencies (BSANNA), hosted by AzerTAc visited the Museum of Modern Art in Azerbaijan`s capital. The participants familiarized themselves with an exposition of the museum which was......

Swedish Foreign Minister visits historical core of Baku

14.06.2011 | Readed: 1280

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sweden Carl Bildt toured Icharishahar, Inner City, historic core of Azerbaijan`s capital on Monday. The Swedish Minister firstly familiarized himself with the Maiden Tower, the Office of Icharishahar (Inner City) State Historical-Architectural Reserve said.......

Participants of BSANNA General Assembly visit historical core of Baku

14.06.2011 | Readed: 1258

Participants of the 5th General Assembly of the Black Sea Association of National News Agencies (BSANNA) hosted by AzerTAc, toured Ichari Shahar, Inner City, historic core of Azerbaijan`s capital on Monday. Participants were informed about the Icharishahar which was included in the......

Norway`s Crown Prince visits historical core of Baku

08.06.2011 | Readed: 1216

On June 7th Haakon, Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Norway toured Icheri Shekher, Inner City, historic core of Azerbaijan`s capital. The Crown Prince was informed about the Icharishahar which was included in the UNESCO`s World Heritage List. Haakon visited Gosha Gala Gates (Twin......

FIFA and AFFA presidents tour historic core of Baku

08.06.2011 | Readed: 1163

President of FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association) Joseph S. Blatter, who is here to attend ceremonies to mark the 100th anniversary of Azerbaijani football and president of AFFA (Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan) Rovnag Abdullayev toured the Icharishahar,......

Venice Biennale: Azerbaijan pavilion arouses great interest

04.06.2011 | Readed: 1358

As earlier reported, in the frame of the 54th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, the Azerbaijan pavilion was opened at the Palazzo Benzonda of the XV century near the famous Realto Bridge. Azerbaijan`s First Lady, president of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, UNESCO and......

TRT Baku office turns 10

03.06.2011 | Readed: 1196

An event to mark the 10th anniversary of TRT Baku Office took place in Turkey`s embassy in Baku. The event brought together political figures, workers of science and culture, mass media and Turkish businessmen. A representative of TRT Baku office Yuksal Dayarcan brifed on activity of......

Days of Azerbaijani Culture kick off in China

26.05.2011 | Readed: 1253

The days of Azerbaijani culture started in China with support of Ministries of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan and China and Azerbaijani embassy in China. The event brought together top-ranking representatives of China, members of the diplomatic corps and students. Azerbaijani Minister......

Date of Eurovision 2012 made public

25.05.2011 | Readed: 1254

The date of the Eurovision 2012 to be held in Azerbaijan`s capital has been announced, according to the Public TV and Radio Broadcasting Company. The first semifinal is slated for May 22, the second for May 24. The contest will culminate with a final on May 26. Preparations for the contest......

Kazakh poet`s anniversary celebrated in Gabala

24.05.2011 | Readed: 1148

A ceremony to mark the 75th birthday anniversary of Kazakh poet Oljas Suleymenov and his awarding with the Order of "Dostluq" (Friendship) was held in Azerbaijani town of Gabala on Sunday. The participants included Azeri MPs Elmira Akhundova and Nizami Jafarov, president of the Union of......

Czech President visits Gobustan State Reserve

19.05.2011 | Readed: 1342

President of the Czech Republic Václav Klaus and his spouse Mrs. Livia Klausová visited Gobustan State Reserve. They were informed that settled since the 8th millennium BC, the area contains more than 600,000 distinct paintings, going as far back as 20,000 years to as recent as 5,000......

Czech President visiting historical core of Baku

19.05.2011 | Readed: 1150

President of the Czech Republic Václav Klaus and his spouse Mrs. Livia Klausová toured Icheri Shekher, the old city in the historical core of Baku. The guests were briefed on the history of Icheri Sheher Historical and Architectural Reserve and visited monuments there. The tour began......

First Lady of Czech visiting International Mugham Center

18.05.2011 | Readed: 1187

On May 17th First Lady of the Czech Republic Livia Klausová as part of her visit to Azerbaijan visited the International Mugham Center. The guest was informed that the construction of the Center was initiated by the First Lady of Azerbaijan, UNESCO and ISESCO Goodwill Ambassador,......

First Lady of Czech Republic Livia Klausová tours National Park

18.05.2011 | Readed: 1168

First Lady of the Czech Republic Livia Klausová as part of the visit to Azerbaijan toured the Baku seaside park (National Park). Ms. Klausová was informed that in accordance with the Decree signed by President Heydar Aliyev on December 29, 1998, the seaside park was granted the National......


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