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Yuri Bashmet to Vestnik Kavkaza: I really love visiting Caucasus

Yuri Bashmet to Vestnik Kavkaza: I really love visiting Caucasus

"I really love visiting the Caucasus," Yuri Bashmet, People's Artist of the USSR, head of Chamber Ensemble "Moscow Soloists" and State Symphony Orchestra "New Russia" said, answering the question …

Eight DJs to compete near Azerbaijan#039s Shamakhi

Eight DJs to compete near Azerbaijan's Shamakhi

The DJ battle will be held in Richmond Club & Resort, Weagency and GuennolaMusic on June 3 with support of Azerbaijan Youth Union (AYU). "If you want to party, support your favorite DJs and enjoy a great day in nature …

Yuriy Kokov personally congratulates Deniza Hekilaeva

Yuriy Kokov personally congratulates Deniza Hekilaeva

Yesterday, the head of Kabardino-Balkaria, Yuri Kokov  congratulated Deniza Hekilaeva, who performed in the finals of the Voice Children project on the First Channel. "Deniza Hekilaeva performed brilliantly in the finals of …

Abulfaz Garayev: Mstislav Rostropovich is personification of modern Azerbaijan culture

Abulfaz Garayev: Mstislav Rostropovich is personification of modern Azerbaijan culture

The great musician Mstislav Rostropovich is the personification of modern Azerbaijani culture, the country's Culture and Tourism Minister Abulfaz Garayev said, speaking to the correspondent of Vestnik Kavkaza about the …

Olga Rostropovich to Vestnik Kavkaza: extraordinary meetings await guests of Baku festival

Olga Rostropovich to Vestnik Kavkaza: extraordinary meetings await guests of Baku festival

I am very glad and happy that the city where my father was born gave us the opportunity to hold the 9th International Music Festival dedicated to Mstislav Rostropovich, the daughter of the legendary musician Olga Rostropovich …

Basta: ready to visit Baku more often

Basta: ready to visit Baku more often

A famous musician, composer, TV and radio producer, screenwriter, director and producer, Vasily Vakulenko, better known by stage name Basta, speaking to Vestnik Kavkaza, said that his whole art is threaded by Caucasian culture. "I …

European Broadcasting Union stands up for Russia#039s participation in Eurovision

European Broadcasting Union stands up for Russia's participation in Eurovision

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) will exert necessary efforts to guarantee the participation of Russia's representative in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, the chairman of the Reference Group of the Eurovision Frank-Dieter …

European Broadcasting Union invites Samoilova to sing live from Russia

European Broadcasting Union invites Samoilova to sing live from Russia

The European Broadcasting Union has invited Russia’s national television broadcaster Chanel 1 to arrange for a live video link-up with the Eurovision 2017 contest in Kiev to let Russia’s participant, wheelchair-bound Yulia …

Rock#039n#039Roll icon Chuck Berry dies at 90

Rock'n'Roll icon Chuck Berry dies at 90

Chuck Berry, a renowned American singer and songwriter, considered to be one of the founders of rock'n'roll music died on Saturday at his home in St. Charles County, Missouri, local police reported. Berry, an …

Jamiroquai to headline Black Sea Jazz Festival in Batumi

Jamiroquai to headline Black Sea Jazz Festival in Batumi

British band Jamiroquai will headline the 11th edition of the Black Sea Jazz Festival in Georgia’s city of Batumi in July this year. The globally celebrated band will entertain audiences in the coastline city on July 28 as part of …

Yulia Samoilova to represent Russia at 2017 Eurovision (VIDEO)

Yulia Samoilova to represent Russia at 2017 Eurovision (VIDEO)

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Wheelchair-bound singer Yulia Samoilova will represent Russia at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev with the song Flame Is Burning, Russia’s Channel One said. Yulia, who will turn 28 on April 7, has been …

Olga Rostropovich about Mstislav Rostropovich Festival in Moscow and Baku

Olga Rostropovich about Mstislav Rostropovich Festival in Moscow and Baku

March 27, 2017 will mark the 90th anniversary of legendary musician Mstislav Rostropovich, this date will be celebrated not only in Russia, but also in the homeland of the famous conductor and cellist - Baku. The artistic …

Can music bridge Middle East discord?

Can music bridge Middle East discord?

The Barenboim-Said Academy is opening a new concert hall, but its founder has no illusions about what it can achieve

Jazz musician Arturo Sandoval gives performance at Sochi festival

Jazz musician Arturo Sandoval gives performance at Sochi festival

In Sochi, a ten-time winner of the Grammy award,  American jazz musician Arturo Sandoval gave performance in the framework of the Winter International Festival of Arts. "We try to be more accessible, to perform for a wider …

Georgian jazz artists invited to Jazz Fest in Louisville

Georgian jazz artists invited to Jazz Fest in Louisville

A group of Georgian artists will feature at an American jazz festival from February 22-25, bringing together performers and music students from around the world. Jazz Fest 2017 will be hosted by the Jamie Aebersold Jazz Studies Program …

Napalm Death to perform in Georgia

Napalm Death to perform in Georgia

Tbilisi will host UK’s Grindcore pioneers Napalm Death's concert on April 19, 2017. Conspiracy Concert Agency is the organizer of the concert, Sputnik Georgia reported. Napalm Death are a British grindcore …

Azerbaijan to celebrate 90th anniversary of Mstislav Rostropovich

Azerbaijan to celebrate 90th anniversary of Mstislav Rostropovich

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev signed a decree on holding events dedicated to the 90th anniversary of legendary cellist Mstislav Rostropovich. Ministry of Culture and Tourism was instructed to …

Georgian opera singer nominated for International Opera Awards

Georgian opera singer nominated for International Opera Awards

Georgian Mezzo Soprano Anita Rachvelishvili was nominated for the best female singer at the 2017 International Opera Awards, the Georgian Culture ministry said. Other nominees in the best female singer category …

Georgia to host 2017 Junior Eurovision contest

Georgia to host 2017 Junior Eurovision contest

Following a string of successes by Georgian performers at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, the country will now host its first-ever competition later this year, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) confirmed today, Agenda.ge reports. …

Tako Gachechiladze to represent Georgia at Eurovision 2017

Tako Gachechiladze to represent Georgia at Eurovision 2017

Tako Gachechiladze will represent Georgia in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Keep The Faith, the official website of the contest reports.  The winner was decided by a combination …

Tbilisi to show David Bowie documentary

Tbilisi to show David Bowie documentary

A new documentary about David Bowie 'The Last Five Years' will be broadcast on his 70th birthday in Tbilisi. Directed by Francis Whately, David Bowie: The Last Five Years tells the stories of his 2013 surprise …

Festival of National Music returning to Baku

Festival of National Music returning to Baku

The 2nd Republican Festival "National modal system of Uzeyir Hajibayli in the study repertoire for young musicians" will be held in Baku on April 10-17, AzerNews reported citing Trend Life. The festival, to be …

Sen Gelmez Oldun on balaban

Sen Gelmez Oldun on balaban

Real fame came to this song after it was performed by Alikhan Samedov

Armenian Culture Ministry initiates creation of pan-Armenian symphony orchestra

Armenian Culture Ministry initiates creation of pan-Armenian symphony orchestra

Armenian Minister of Culture Armen Amiryan introduced to President Serzh Sargsyan the report on development of Armenian culture in the country and beyond its borders, the press service of the president said. …

Emin Agalarov and Steven Seagal to perform together

Emin Agalarov and Steven Seagal to perform together

First Vice-President of the Crocus Group, singer Emin Agalarov, announced today that soon he will perform together with actor Steven Seagal, who received Russian citizenship today. "It was his …

Sari Gelin project presented in Baku

Sari Gelin project presented in Baku

Drama Theater of Baku hosted a theatrical staging of one of the most ancient folk songs of Azerbaijan - Sari Gelin (literally "Yellow" or "Golden-Haired" Bride). The evening and the project was organized by the Ministry of …

Almazbek Atambayev releases his first song in Kyrgyz language

Almazbek Atambayev releases his first song in Kyrgyz language

A new song by the President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev "Kyrgyzstanym" was released today. It should be noted that this is the first song by the head of state in the Kyrgyz language. The video was …

Song contest ‘New Wave 2016’ starts in Sochi

Song contest ‘New Wave 2016’ starts in Sochi

The international song contest ‘New Wave 2016’ is starting in Sochi, in Krasnodar Territory. The opening ceremony of the 15th anniversary contest with the participation of Russian pop stars is taking place in the New Wave hall at …

Musicians from Georgia to perform at Carnegie Hall

Musicians from Georgia to perform at Carnegie Hall

Musicians from Georgia will perform in New York's Carnegie Hall. organizers of the event informed. The concert will be held on October 1 of this year. The audience will be able to see the performance of cellist Liza …

International Day of Azerbaijani Mugham Celebrated Today

International Day of Azerbaijani Mugham Celebrated Today

The International Day of Azerbaijani mugham and the music day of the Silk Road countries is celebrated today. The decision to celebrate this holiday was made by the …