By Laman Ismayilova
Marvelous concert by the Ethnic-Jazz band "Jangi" has kicked off in Berlin's prestigious Kesselhaus Music Hall.
The festive event was held on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Azerbaijan and Germany.
Representatives from the German Bundestag, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other government agencies, as well as representatives of the scientific and cultural community, foreign diplomats in Berlin and the Azerbaijani diaspora in Germany attended the event.
The concert was organized by the Azerbaijani Embassy in Germany and the German-Azerbaijani Forum, with the support of the Azerbaijan Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the German office of SOCAR.
Addressing the event, Azerbaijani Ambassador to Germany Ramin Hasanov spoke about the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. He also stressed that the year 2017 marks the 200th anniversary of German settlements in the South Caucasus Region. The diplomat said Azerbaijan-Germany relations are characterized by dynamic development and successful cooperation in all spheres.The ambassador praised the concert with participation of national jazzmen.
Speaking about "Jangi" group, which was created in 1992 and currently led by the Honored Artist of Azerbaijan Mirjavad Jafarov, the ambassador expressed his confidence that musicians will delight listeners with great synthesis of jazz with national music.
Hanns-Eberhard Schleyer, Chairman of German-Azerbaijani Forum spoke about the steady development of relations between the two countries and the contribution made by the forum to it. He briefed on the projects, activities and visits of German economic circles to Azerbaijan. The Chairman stressed that holding of a gala concert featuring national ethno-jazz music in Berlin is of great importance in promotion of Azerbaijan's rich culture in Germany.
Later, musicians mesmerized listeners with wonderful music, They masterfully demonstrated the capabilities of national musical instruments such as ud, tar, drum and other.
The concert aroused great interest among audience.
Azerbaijan and Germany are interested in deepening and further development of relations. Diplomatic relations between Azerbaijan and Germany were established in February 1992.
Germany is among Azerbaijan’s top five most important trading partners. The major portion of trade turnover figures fall to the share of industrial production. German exports to Azerbaijan consist mainly of motor vehicles, iron and steel goods, machinery and production facilities.
Both sides continued to enjoy strong ties in a wide spectrum of co-operations, including trade and investment, education and culture.
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