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Azerbaijani, Turkish Ashiqs perform in Baku

26 November 2014 14:55 (UTC+04:00)
Azerbaijani, Turkish Ashiqs perform in Baku

By Amina Nazarli

As part of the Days of Turkish Culture, a concert titled “Competition between National Poets” was held in Azerbaijani State Music Theatre named after Rashid Behbutov in Baku on November 25.

Addressing the event, Deputy Director of the Policy Department of Culture and Tourism Ministry Fikrat Babayev stressed the importance of holding Turkish Days in Azerbaijan.

He noted that such projects play a big role in strengthening relations between fraternal countries. “The both countries respect Ashiq art, which is an integral part of our ancient culture. I hope that the concert, which has brought Azerbaijani and Turkish Ashiqs together, will please all the music lovers,” the deputy said.

Talking about the importance that Azerbaijani government attaches to the Ashiq art, Babayev recalled the second International Ashiq Festival held on November 12-17.

He also added that holding such events is among the further aims of Azerbaijan, as it serves as a bond among the Turkish world.

Speaking at the event, Culture and Information Officer of Turkish Embassy in Azerbaijan Seyid Ahmad Arslan underlined that the two countries has common language, religion and culture and Ashiq art as a sample of common culture has been developing regularly.

Following, the Ashiqs performed at the concert. Firstly, Azerbaijani Ashiqs showed their talent. Then Gultakin Buludoglu and Baheddin Yildizoglu performed Ashiq songs.

Battles of Gadabay Ashiqs made the event more interesting. The concert was welcomed by applause.

Also, the “Colors from Turkey” exhibition was also held in the Baku Museum Center on November 25 as pat of the Days of Turkish Culture.

During the exhibition, Turkish art masters demonstrated their skills: artistic metal stamping, painting of ceramic products and the art of embroidery. Moreover, Turkish artists demonstrated their talents in the process of creating paintings in the “Ebru” art.

The Days of Turkish Culture will go on in the capital of Azerbaijan till November 27.

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