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Baku to host World Intercultural Dialogue Forum

26.02.2011 | Readed: 1026

Preparatory works for World Intercultural Dialogue Forum due in Baku on 7-9 April are underway. According to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan, under the order of the Chief of the Presidential Administration of Azerbaijan, final meeting of the Working Group to discuss the......

Azerbaijan`s First Lady meets French Culture Minister in Paris

19.02.2011 | Readed: 981

As part of a ceremony to mark the 20th anniversary of restoration of the independence of Azerbaijan took place in Paris, Azerbaijan`s First Lady, President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, UNESCO and ISESCO Goodwill Ambassador, MP Mehriban Aliyeva met Thursday French Culture Minister Frederic......

Nigar Jamal and Eldar Gasimov to represent Azerbaijan at Eurovision-2011

12.02.2011 | Readed: 1158

A judging panel has selected Nigar Jamal and Eldar Gasimov as a duo to represent Azerbaijan in the Eurovision-2011 song contest to be held in May in Dusseldorf, Germany. Five contestants Nigar Jamal, Eldar Gasimov, Aynishan Guliyeva and Ilhame Gasimova performed in a final round of the......

Lithuanian Speaker visits National Azerbaijani Literature Museum

11.02.2011 | Readed: 931

Visiting Speaker of the Lithuanian Seimas Irena Degutiene visited the Nizami Ganjevi National Azerbaijani Literature Museum. Director of the Museum Rafael Huseynov told of the history of the facility. The delegation members viewed photographs featuring national leader Heydar......

Speaker of Lithuanian Seim visits Azerbaijan National Museum of History

10.02.2011 | Readed: 1029

Speaker of the Lithuanian Seim (Parliament) Irena Degutienes visited the Azerbaijan National Museum of History. He guest toured the museum and signed the museum`s Guest Book. Founded in 1920, Azerbaijan State Museum of History is the largest museum of Azerbaijan, located in Baku, in the......

European masterpieces prove antiquity of Azerbaijan carpets

08.02.2011 | Readed: 973

A printed catalogue "Azerbaijan carpets" was recently published by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation. The book opens with a foreword by Mehriban Aliyeva, President of Heydar Aliyev Foundation, UNESCO and ISESCO Goodwill Ambassador. She says: "Carpet is an integral part of every Azerbaijanis`......

First Lady of Azerbaijan Mehriban Aliyeva visits art gallery PUTTI in Riga

18.01.2011 | Readed: 1060

The First Lady of Azerbaijan, President of Heydar Aliyev Foundation, UNESCO and ISESCO Goodwill Ambassador, MP, Mehriban Aliyeva on January 17 visited PUTTI Art Gallery in Riga. The hosts of the gallery told Ms. Aliyeva that the art gallery PUTTI was established in 2000 with a precisely defined......

Delegation of Euronews TV channel visits Azerbaijan`s national museum of history

15.01.2011 | Readed: 1066

A delegation of Euronews TV channel visited Azerbaijan`s National Museum of History. The guests were informed about the museum. The building constructed in 1895-1897 was a property of Azerbaijani millionaire Haji Zeynalabdin Tagiyev. The building became a museum in 1920. The museum has the......

European Commission`s President visits Museum of Modern Art in Baku

15.01.2011 | Readed: 994

President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso visited the Museum of Modern Art. Jose Manuel Barroso was told the museum featured some 1000 avant-garde works and sculptures by Azerbaijani artists. Barroso viewed works by outstanding Azerbaijani artists, including Sattar......

Chairman of European Commission tours historic core of Baku

15.01.2011 | Readed: 1047

Chairman of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso toured the Icharishahar, Inner City, historic core of Azerbaijan`s capital. Mr. Barroso was informed about the Icharishahar which was included in the UNESCO`s World Heritage List. The Chairman visited the Maiden Tower, Bukhara and......

Bosnia and Herzegovina`s FM tours historic core of Baku

14.01.2011 | Readed: 990

Visiting minister of foreign affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina Sven Alkalaj toured the Icharishahar, Inner City, historic core of Azerbaijan`s capital. Mr. Alkalaj was informed about the Icharishahar which was included in the UNESCO`s World Heritage List. The FM visited the Maiden......

Fidan Hajiyeva to perform Carmen` part on Turkish scene

08.01.2011 | Readed: 1479

On January 8 the premiere of "Carmen" opera by George Bizet will take place at the Samsun State Opera Theater of Turkey. The soloist of the Azerbaijan State Opera and Ballet Theater, honored actress of Azerbaijan Fidan Hajiyeva under the invitation of Samsun Theater after long pause will......

Azerbaijan`s cinema for the first time to be promoted at Cannes

07.01.2011 | Readed: 974

Azerbaijan`s cinema for the first time will be promoted at the Cannes international film festival. A special stand featuring history of Azerbaijan`s cinema will be installed at the festival. Azerbaijan`s Ministry of Culture and Tourism will allocate necessary funds. French......

Gérard Depardieu visits Gabala region

16.12.2010 | Readed: 991

Popular French actor Gérard Depardieu yesterday visited Gabala, the most ancient city of Azerbaijan and the center of Gabala region of Azerbaijan. In Gabala the guest attended piano factory, which produces world-class pianos under the brand name Beltman. The piano factory constructed in......

Theater conference commences in Baku

09.11.2010 | Readed: 930

An international theater conference "World theater process in the 21st century: problems, prospects and alternatives" was officially opened here on Tuesday. Opening the event, Minster of Culture and Tourism Abulfas Garayev noted the event is being held in accordance with state program on......

Prominent Azeri poet`s book published in Belgrade

02.11.2010 | Readed: 1688

The book comprised of "Colors" and "Color dreams", poetic cycles of colors by Rasul Rza, People`s Poet of Azerbaijan, was published in Belgrade. The poems included in the book were translated into Serbian by Maya Tezich, into Russian by Boris Slutski, David Samoylov, Yunna Morits, Leon......

Uzbek cinema days open in Azerbaijan

27.10.2010 | Readed: 978

The Days of Uzbek Cinema have officially opened here Monday. Speaking at a ceremony, Minister of Culture and Tourism Abulfaz Garayev touched upon friendly and brotherly relations between the two nations, and importance of successful cultural cooperation. He described organization of Uzbek......

Tehran hosts days of Azeri culture

29.09.2010 | Readed: 1058

The opening of the Days of Azerbaijani culture was held in Tehran, Iran, at Niyaveran palace. The ceremony brought together Iran's officials, foreign ambassadors, representatives of international organizations, state structures of Azerbaijan in Iran, public figures. Azeri minister of......

Baku hosts meeting of advisory council of trade unions of cultural workers

14.09.2010 | Readed: 1023

On 13 September, a meeting of the Advisory Council of the trade unions of cultural workers was for the first time held in Azerbaijan at the Ataturk Center of Baku. Prior to the meeting, the attendees from Azerbaijan, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Moldova and other countries have paid......

Azerbaijani, Russian first ladies visit Museum of Modern Art in Baku

04.09.2010 | Readed: 1041

On September 3rd Azerbaijan's First Lady, President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, goodwill ambassador of UNESCO and ISESCO, MP Mehriban Aliyeva and Russian First Lady Svetlana Medvedeva visited the Museum of Modern Art. The museum was established on the initiative of the......

Azeri sculptor Omar Eldarov becomes honorary goodwill ambassador of Niagara

04.09.2010 | Readed: 988

The Days of Azerbaijani culture in Canada wrapped up with a concert of the Azerbaijan symphonic music and mugham as part of the 12th Niagara International Music Festival. The concert took place at Saint Mark Cathedral. A lot of music lovers, country's top officials, deputies of Canadian......

Azeri carpets impress Russian first lady

04.09.2010 | Readed: 2608

Azerbaijan`s First Lady, President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, UNESCO and ISESCO Goodwill ambassador, MP Mehriban Aliyeva and Russian First Lady Svetlana Medvedeva visited Sehrli Ilmeler (Magic Stitches) gallery owned by Azer-Ilme Ltd. The guest was briefed on the carpet weaving, one of the......

Uzeir Hajibeyli`s 125th birthday to be marked

03.09.2010 | Readed: 1020

In accordance with the Azerbaijan President's 23 February 2010 decree, the International Music Festival to mark the 125th birthday of Uzeir Hajibeyli, great Azerbaijani composer, scholar, playwright, pedagogue and publicist will be held in Baku between September 18 and 28. The Festival......

August 26 - International Day of Azerbaijani mugham in Canada

21.08.2010 | Readed: 981

August 26 was announced as International Day of Azerbaijani mugham and the music day of the countries located in Great Silk Road. The decision was adopted by mayor of Canadian city Niagara and leadership of annual International Niagara Music Festival, chief of the festival on Azerbaijan......

Tatar national holiday marked in Baku

10.08.2010 | Readed: 1126

The Tugan Tel Tatar culture society and Tatarstan`s permanent mission in Baku, supported by the Russian Federation embassy in Azerbaijan and Nizami district of Baku have organized a ceremony to mark tatar national holiday, Sabantuy. The RF ambassador to Azerbaijan Vladimir Dorokhin read......

"We loved Azerbaijan's nature and people very much"

08.08.2010 | Readed: 934

"We loved Azerbaijan's nature and people very much. Our visit to your country made a deep impression on us", said member of London Philharmonic Orchestra David Hoshman, who had participated in the Second International Music Festival in Gabala. Hoshman said the Festival had been......

2nd international music festival wraps up in Gabala

07.08.2010 | Readed: 1083

The 2nd international music festival with the support of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation has ended in Gabala town of Azerbaijan. Conducted by American and Russian pianists Dmitry Yablonsky and Boris Berezovsky, United Kingdom's Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performed the Sergey......

London Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performs at Gabala second international music festival

03.08.2010 | Readed: 949

The London Royal Philharmonic Orchestra gave another concert at the Gabala second international music festival, which is supported by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation. The concert was accompanied by violinist Chloe Hanslip and Azerbaijani conductor living in Istanbul Ramiz Melikaslanov.......

Pianist Oksana Yablonskaya hails Gabala festival

03.08.2010 | Readed: 1034

Outstanding American pianist Oksana Yablonskaya has praised the second international music festival in Gabala, the north of Azerbaijan. Yablonskaya said the festival has been "very well organized". "The show featured the performance of classic masterpieces by Azerbaijan and European......

UNESCO Director General visits piano factory in Gabala

31.07.2010 | Readed: 1051

The Director General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Irina Bokova has visited a piano factory in Gabala, a city in the north of Azerbaijan. The factory is the only facility in the world to manufacture Beltmann pianos. It is capable of......

Tupac Shakur to be commemorated in Baku

29.07.2010 | Readed: 996

Baku will host a commemorative event in memory of rapper Tupac Shakur. The event, due to take place late this month, will feature performance of his records. Tupac Amaru Shakur was born June 16, 1971 in Brooklyn, NY. Tupac Shakur was one of the most popular "gangster rappers".......

Azeri, Cuban jazz musicians perform in Gabala

28.07.2010 | Readed: 1035

Azerbaijani and Cuban jazz musicians have given a joint concert as part of the Gabala International Music Festival. The concert featured performance of the 12-man Cuban Maraco band and a 5-man band of the Baku Jazz Center. Organized by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, the two-week......

‘Baku has turned a cultural capital, while Gabala a town of music'

27.07.2010 | Readed: 1056

Baku has turned a cultural capital, while Gabala a town of music, said Dmitry Yablonsky, one of art directors of the second international music festival which is underway here. Yablonsky noted Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev and President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Mehriban......

Azeri pianist named successful Woman of the Year by EAWC

21.07.2010 | Readed: 993

Azerbaijani pianist Yegana Akhundova has been named The Successful Woman of the Year by the Euro-American Women's Council, EAWC. Akhundova, pro-rector of the Baku Music Academy, was honored for her achievements in music and social life. At an award-giving ceremony in Athens,......

Gabala to host international music festival with support of Heydar Aliyev Foundation

20.07.2010 | Readed: 2336

An International music festival will be held in Azerbaijan's town of Gabala on July 25-August 5 with support of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation. Talented musicians from the United States, Russia, UK, France and Italy will participate in the Festival. Among them will also be world-known......

Another meeting with Baku fans

10.07.2010 | Readed: 1027

Prominent businessman and singer Emin Aghalarov has given another concert at the Green Theatre in Baku. Aghalarov performed his own compositions and works by world-renowned composers to a storm of applause from the audience. The concert featured songs from the singer's new......

Azerbaijan's first lady inaugurates culture center

08.07.2010 | Readed: 1048

{nl}On July 7th Azerbaijan`s first lady, president of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, UNESCO and ISESCO Goodwill Ambassador, MP Mehriban Aliyeva and her daughter Leyla Aliyeva inaugurated a culture center in Turkan settlement in Baku. First lady Mehriban Aliyeva and her daughter cut the......

Azerbaijani filmmaker becomes "the best director"

07.07.2010 | Readed: 1012

Azerbaijani filmmaker Samir Farzalibeyov has been named "the best director" by the European Journalist Association for his unique creative activity. At a news conference here Farzalibeyov told that accomplishments he has achieved so far and future plans. He pointed out the award......

Azeri carpets impress Bulgarian first lady

01.07.2010 | Readed: 977

On June 30th first Lady of Bulgaria Zorka Pirvanova visited Sehrli Ilmeler (Magic Stitches) gallery owned by Azer-Ilme Ltd. The guest was briefed on the carpet weaving art, one of the oldest and most traditional forms of art in Azerbaijan. For centuries Azerbaijan had been a country of......

First ladies of Bulgaria and Azerbaijan visit Museum of Modern Art

01.07.2010 | Readed: 963

On June 30th first lady of Bulgaria Zorka Parvanova and first lady of Azerbaijan Mehriban Aliyeva visited the Museum of Modern Art created on the initiative of the First Lady of Azerbaijan, president of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, UNESCO and ISESCO Goodwill Ambassador Mehriban Aliyeva. The......

Azerbaijan elected member of UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage

25.06.2010 | Readed: 951

Baku, June 24 (AzerTAc). Azerbaijan has been elected a member of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Heritage, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry reported. The Committee is considered as one of the most influential structures of the organization. The......

Azerbaijan's Safura becomes Miss Eurovision runner-up

18.06.2010 | Readed: 937

Azerbaijani singer Safura Alizadeh has been named a runner-up of the Miss Eurovision-2010 contest, according to an Internet survey. Safura, who earned Azerbaijan the fifth spot at the competition, garnered 22.56 percent of votes to fall behind only Romania's Paula Seling with 31.35......


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