By Laman Ismayilova
Polad Bulbuloglu, Azerbaijan’s current ambassador to Russia is famous for his contributions to the Azerbaijan's social, political and cultural life. World-famous musician and public figure turns 75 on February 4, 2020.
A series of events commemorating the 75th anniversary of Polad Bulbuloglu will be held in Beylagan Olympic Sport Complex on February 4 and Heydar Aliyev Palace on February 7.
The Hajibeyov Azerbaijan State Symphony Orchestra, the ballet troupe of the State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater, pop ensemble and soloists will perform songs by Polad Bulbuloglu.
For many times, Polad Bulbuloglu has successfully presented Azerbaijani pop music abroad. The singer has won multiple prizes at international festivals.
His father was Murtuza Rza oglu Mammadov (1897–1961), a famous opera singer and a native of Shusha, who exposed Polad to musical culture from an early age.
Bulbuloglu brilliantly combined modern and nation music styles to create a new musical stream in the Soviet Union.
Musical works by virtuoso composer blend multiple genres, including large symphonic works, chamber and instrumental music and so on.
He successfully toured the entire USSR and performed around the world. The singer successfully performed in Russia, Canada, Turkey, France, Argentina, Poland, Germany, Denmark and other countries.
Three of his songs became Song of the Year and he received numerous prestigious awards in the Soviet Union.
Moreover, his popular roles in many films turned him into a film star and gained ever large popularity among cinema lovers.
Polad is the only Azerbaijani musician who was honored as a star in “Stars Square" in Moscow in 2000.
In the 1990s, Bulbuloglu started a political career. He became the Azerbaijani Culture Minister and is currently the Azerbaijani ambassador to Russia.
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