Culture & Life

Meeting with the President Heydar Aliyev Bolstered My Interest in Promoting Azerbaijan Globally

By Jeffrey Werbock In May of 1997, I came to Azerbaijan to participate in the grand opening celebration / concert of their recently renovated Opera House.  On the last day of that hectic week of rehearsals, I was told that

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The Liberation of Our Occupied Lands Brought Us Unspeakable Joy!

By Tomris Azeri Rich with pride and patriotism, Azerbaijan’s national anthem has the power to unite our people, no matter where we live. Azerbaycan! Azerbaycan! Ey qehreman övladın şanlı Veteni! Sendən ötrü can vermeye cümlə hazırız! Azerbaijan! Azerbaijan! Cherished land

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The Discreet Keeper of Ancient Steel Secrets

The armour and weaponry were often symbols of status, wealth and power. The finest arms were made by master craftsmen working with leading silversmiths as well as with jewellers, whose work transformed utilitarian military equipment into courtly works of art.

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İcheri Sheher-Old City Magic

By Jill Sperandio  I will be leaving my home in Icheri Shahar, Baku’s Old City, very soon and know I will miss it. But what will I miss the most? Will it be eating out in the summer under the

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Azerbaijan Has a Long an Interesting History and a Rich Culture

An interview with Mr. Erling Skonsberg, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Norway to Azerbaijan AT: Mr. Ambassador, could you please tell us a little bit about yourself? What was your job before being appointed ambassador to Azerbaijan?

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Carpet the Integral Element of Azerbaijan’s Folk

By Togrul Mashalla Carpet weaving represents one of the most ancient types of Azerbaijan’s applied and decorative arts. It is not by chance that, in 2010, traditional carper weaving of Azerbaijan was included in the UNESCO representative list of intangible

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Gobustan: the Art in Stone

By Togrul Mashalla The history of Azerbaijan dates back to ancient times. Each year we learn more and more about the country’s antiquity, lifestyle and traditions of our ancestors thanks to the work of Azerbaijani archaeologists. One of the monuments

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Applaus for Islam Manafov in the Mozarthaus in Vienna

Pianist, educator, Azerbaijani artist of the state and lecturer İslam MANAFOV, gave a concert presenting his new CD. It was organized by Culture Meeting Point at the Esprerantella Cultural Festival in the Bösendorfer hall of the Mozarthaus, one of the

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A Painting Workshop Like A Museum

By Tarlan Mehdiyeva/Azizzade It was in 1996. Painter Teymur Rzayev was one of the people actively involved in the establishment of the Istek Foundation and the Istek Kemal Ataturk Arts Lyceum. In fact, the painter wanted to build a well-equipped

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Synthesis of Civilizations and Cultures

By Moses Becker, researcher at the Institute for Human Rights of the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan. Historically Azerbaijan has always been at the crossroads of trade routes. Large and small states’ interests have been tied here. On the

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