Star Wars actor Andrew Jack dies from coronavirus aged 76

01.04.2020 [11:34]
Star Wars actor and film dialect coach Andrew Jack has died aged 76 as a result of coronavirus, according to his agent, Evening Standard reports. Jill McCullough said in a statement: “He died this morning ...

United Nations issues global call to creatives to help with COVID-19

31.03.2020 [11:36]
In an effort to more effectively spread public health messages, the United Nations has launched a global creative brief to agencies and individuals to create informative content that is more engaging with the public, along with being more accessible ...

Eurovision officially cancelled due to coronavirus

19.03.2020 [19:01]
The 2020 Eurovision Song Contest in the Netherlands has been cancelled because of the uncertainties created by the coronavirus pandemic, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) says. The event was scheduled to take place in Rotterdam on May 12-16 ...

Khan Shushinski – Epitome of traditional Azerbaijani art of mugham

19.03.2020 [15:21]
Azerbaijan marks 41st death anniversary of Khan Shushinski who was one of the most famous Azerbaijani mugham singers. Shushinski Khan (Isfandiyar Aslan oglu Javanshrov’s stage name) was born on August 20 in 1901 in Shusha. His father Aslan bey ...

Two movies by Azerbaijani director awarded at Italian-Azerbaijan International Film Festival

18.03.2020 [09:57]
Azerbaijani films "Sholler`s Archive" and “Stalin`s Dark Past” have received awards at the “Zoroaster Award” the Italian-Azerbaijan Film Festival, the film director Jalaladdin Gasimov told AZERTAC. The films were awarded in the categories the Best Azerbaijani Film and the Best Azerbaijani Documentary ...

Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov visits Carpet Museum

11.03.2020 [19:04]
President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, who is on an official visit in Azerbaijan, has today visited the Azerbaijan Carpet Museum. The Turkmen President was informed of the museum. In 2010, Azerbaijan's traditional ...

Spanish portal highlights Azerbaijan`s culture and history

11.03.2020 [14:16]
Spanish El Espanol news portal has published an article entitled “Baku, Traditions and Modernity in Azerbaijan”. The article describes Baku as the scientific, technical and industrial center of Azerbaijan. It provides an insight into the history of Baku and its geographical location, noting that Icherisheher with Maiden ...

Eurovision reviewing options amid virus

08.03.2020 [13:30]
A co-organiser of this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam is reviewing its options in light of the coronavirus outbreak, according to Reuters. A spokesman for Dutch broadcaster NPO said on Friday that organisers would follow the advice of health ...

Famous Belarus conductor to appear on Baku stage

08.03.2020 [12:01]
Azerbaijan State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater will stage Giuseppe Verdi`s opera "Aida" that will be conducted by chief conductor at the National Academic Opera and Ballet Theater Odessa, People`s Artist of Belarus Vyacheslav Volich ...

“The Steppe Man” wins “Best narrative feature” and “Best director” awards at Mindfield Film Festival

06.03.2020 [17:49]
“The Steppe Man” (Cholchu), a movie by Azerbaijani filmmaker Shamil Aliyev, has won “Best narrative feature” and “Best director” awards at Mindfield Film Festival - Albuquerque in the United States. Mindfield Film Festival - Albuquerque, is part of the Mindfield Festival circuit ...

Azerbaijani documentary featured at New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival

02.03.2020 [16:43]
“The Last Jew in the Village”, a documentary by Azerbaijani director Rufat Asadov, was screened at the 23rd Edition of the New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival (NYSJFF). A fascinating, beautifully helmed documentary is about an abandoned village that was founded ...

Samira Efendi to represent Azerbaijan at Eurovision Song Contest 2020

28.02.2020 [18:08]
Azerbaijan has picked their 13th Eurovision artist. The Azeri broadcaster, Ictimai Television, has internally picked Samira Efendi to represent the land of fire, Azerbaijan, at Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam. Samira has been internally selected by the broadcaster out of five artists ...

Bakhtiyar Vahabzade`s poems published in Korean

28.02.2020 [11:15]
Poems by Azerbaijani Peoples’ Poet Bakhtiyar Vahabzade have been published in the Republic of Korea. The publication of the anthology in Korean was initiated by Azerbaijan`s Embassy in Seoul, and supported by Dongduk Women's University, Institute of Turkish Studies (ITS) and Daesan ...

France 2 TV channel airs second part of “Azerbaijan - at the crossroads of civilizations” documentary

26.02.2020 [08:58]
France 2 TV Channel’s “Islam” program has broadcast the second part of “Azerbaijan - at the crossroads of civilizations” documentary produced with the support of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and Azerbaijan’s Embassy in France ...

The Jakarta Post: Beautiful Baku: A city of love and legends

25.02.2020 [11:12]
Indonesian The Jakarta Post newspaper has published an article by Veeramalla Anjaiah highlighting the beauty of Baku. Headlined “Beautiful Baku: A city of love and legends”, the author shares his impressions about Azerbaijan’s rapid development in recent years ...

UCLA Library hosts event on Azerbaijani poet Imadaddin Nasimi’s poetry

21.02.2020 [14:05]
An event dedicated to the poetry of prominent Azerbaijani poet Imadaddin Nasimi has been held at the UCLA Library in Los Angeles, one of the world’s top universities. Co-hosted by the Consulate General of Azerbaijan in Los Angeles and the UCLA Library, the event was attended ...

Romanian News24hours portal highlights Azerbaijan`s winter tourism potential

20.02.2020 [16:47]
The Romanian News24hours portal has published an article highlighting the winter tourism potential of Azerbaijan. The article reads: “If you want to experience all the delights of a snowy winter, then welcome to world-class ski resorts in the ...

Young Azerbaijani pianist awarded Grand Prix of International Chopin Competition 2020

20.02.2020 [15:27]
Young Azerbaijani pianist Leyla Zeynalova has been awarded with the Grand Prix of the 13th International Frederick Chopin Competition 2020 held in Narva, Estonia. 41 young musicians from all over Europe and Asia were admitted to take part in the competition, in three different ...

Azerbaijan`s tourism potential promoted in Belarus

20.02.2020 [08:47]
Azerbaijan's tourism products were presented to 25 Belarussian travel companies at the “Travel Connections Minsk” event in Minsk. During the meetings in B2B format, the tourism potential of Azerbaijan, including newly tourism routes, was widely promoted ...