By Laman Ismayilova
The clothing ceremony of the 7th international Silk Way music festival has been held in Azerbaijan’s Sheki region, Trend Life reported.
The event was held under support of Azerbaijan Union of Composers and Executive Power of the Sheki region under support of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
The closing ceremony featured the concert of Azerbaijan State Orchestra of Folk Instruments and the State Song and Dance Ensemble conducted by People's artist, Agaverdi Pashayev.
The final concert was remembered for the fantastic performance of Uzeyir Hajibeyov`s Cahargah composition, "Ladies dance" from legendary opera "Koroglu", "Jangi", Tofiq Quliyev`s "Qaytagi", fragments from the symphonic mugham "Kurd Ovshary" by Fikret Amirov and other songs.
In the end Artistic Director of the festival, Chairman of Azerbaijan Union of Composers, People's Artist, Firangiz Alizada, thanked the Executive Power of the Sheki region for hosting the festival at such high level.
The head of Sheki Executive power Elkhan Usubov, in his turn, expressed his appreciation to all the agencies who contributed to the 7th international Silk Way music festival and, in particular to the leadership of Azerbaijan Union of composers.
Commemorative gifts and a symbol of the festival were given to Agaverdi Pashayeva and Firangiz Alizada.
Holding such a grand music festival, which has become a wonderful tradition, in Sheki, is not by mere chance. For centuries this beautiful city, which is located along the route of the ancient Silk Road, was an important center of art and commerce.
Today Sheki is a unique place that has preserved the culture of urban planning inherent to medieval towns.
Rare historical and architectural monuments of the city - caravanserais, mosques, minarets, walls, bridges, etc. - wonderfully feature the ancient architectural style of Sheki.
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