culture in Caucasus

Work begins on restoration of Shusha fortress

Work on the restoration of the Shusha fortress in Azerbaijan’s Shusha city has begun. The initial work is expected to be completed by late March 2021. At the next stage, larger-scale reconstruction works will begin. The …

Shusha declared capital of Azerbaijani culture

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev declared Shusha the capital of Azerbaijani culture, when receiving in a video format Anar Karimov on his appointment as Minister of Culture. “The city of Shusha deserves that. I think …

Azerbaijan declares 2021 as 'Year of Nizami Ganjavi'

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev signed a decree declaring 2021 as the Year of Nizami Ganjavi. The 880th anniversary of the great poet and thinker Nizami Ganjavi will be celebrated in the country this year.  The Cabinet …

15th Baku Jazz Festival to be held online

Baku Jazz Festival in 2020 will be held online amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The concert programs will be presented online on December 25-27.  The jazz fans invited music lovers to enjoy a three-day television show with participation …

Uzeyir Hajibeyli's memorial day

November 23 marks the anniversary of the death of founder of Azerbaijani classical music Uzeyir Hajibeyli. He was a composer, scientist, writer, social activist and the creator of the first opera in the Islamic world, Leyli and Majnun …