Azerbaijan elected deputy chair of Bureau of 14th Session of UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee

15.02.2020 [14:23]
Members of the Bureau of the 14th session of the Intergovernmental Committee of the UN Convention on the Protection and Promotion of Cultural Self-Diversity in the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris have been elected. ...

International Turkic Culture and Heritage Foundation, International Institute for Central Asian Studies ink MoU

14.02.2020 [16:43]
The International Turkic Culture and Heritage Foundation and the International Institute for Central Asian Studies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Bern, the capital of Switzerland. With the support of the Society for Central Asian Studies and the Institute for Archeological Studies ...

Heydar Aliyev Center hosts concert by Strauss Festival Orchestra Vienna

09.02.2020 [13:39]
The Strauss Festival Orchestra Vienna has given a concert at the Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku. The concert featured outstanding pieces by Johann Strauss as well as other Viennese classical composers. Since the year of its foundation in 1978 the Strauss Festival Orchestra Vienna ...

Kirk Douglas dies aged 103

06.02.2020 [09:52]
Oscar-winning actor Kirk Douglas has died aged 103, according to BBC. The stage and screen actor was well-known for a range of roles, including the 1960 classic Spartacus, in which he played the titular character ...

“1917” wins best film and best director at BAFTA awards

04.02.2020 [15:55]
First World War drama “1917” was the big winner at the BAFTAs on Sunday, picking up seven awards including best picture and director for Sam Mendes, at a glittering ceremony that made headlines for a glaring lack of diversity among nominees, Reuters reports ...

Movie by Azerbaijani director featured in Brussels

30.01.2020 [18:26]
“When the Persimmons Grew” movie by Azerbaijani director Hilal Baydarov was screened in Brussels as part of the Bridges International Film Festival. The Azerbaijani-Austrian production “When the Persimmons Grew”, which won the Heart of Sarajevo for Best ...

Exhibition of Azerbaijani carpets opens at UNESCO`s Headquarters VIDEO

30.01.2020 [16:53]
An exhibition titled “Undiscovered: New motives in Azerbaijan carpetry” has launched at the headquarters of UNESCO in Paris, with joint organizational support of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, the Embassy of Azerbaijan in France, and Azerbaijan’s ...

Moscow to host 11th International Mstislav Rostropovich Festival

29.01.2020 [14:13]
Moscow will host the 11th International Mstislav Rostropovich Festival from March 27-31. The concerts will take place in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory. The concerts will bring together the greatest music bands and ensembles from Russia and Europe ...

Photo exhibition of Azerbaijani carpets opens in Brazil

28.01.2020 [10:43]
An exhibition of Azerbaijani carpets has been launched at the Peña Cultural Center in the city of São Paolo. The event is co-organized by the Embassy of Azerbaijan in Brazil, the country’s Ministry of Culture and the City Hall of Sao Paulo. ...

Over 500 pianists apply to join Polish Chopin competition

27.01.2020 [17:37]
A record 500-plus young pianists, nearly half from Asia, applied to take part in the 2020 edition of Poland's prestigious Chopin competition. Winning the event, which began in 1927 and is held every five years in the Polish capital, is seen as a ticket ...

Exhibition of Azerbaijani carpets to open at UNESCO's Headquarters

25.01.2020 [13:52]
An exhibition titled “Undiscovered: New motives in Azerbaijan carpetry” will open at UNESCO`s Headquarters in Paris on January 29. The event will be co-organized by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and the Embassy of Azerbaijan in France ...

“They are beloved in Baku and Moscow” photo exhibition opens at Heydar Aliyev Center VIDEO

24.01.2020 [22:00]
“They are beloved in Baku and Moscow” photo exhibition has launched at the Heydar Aliyev Center, featuring more than 60 works by photographers of Russian TASS and Azerbaijan State News Agency (AZERTAC). AZERTAC Chairman of Board Aslan Aslanov and Director General of TASS Sergey Mikhaylov ...

Egypt opens 51st edition of its two-week Cairo International Book Fair

24.01.2020 [16:20]
The 51st edition of the Cairo International Book Fair, which is considered the largest and oldest book fair in the Middle East and the second worldwide after Germany's Frankfurt Book Fair, opened in Egypt on Wednesday. Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly and Minister of Culture Enas Abdel Dayem ...

Azerbaijan to host biggest travel trade event in the region

24.01.2020 [11:42]
The biggest travel trade event in the region “Travel Business Azerbaijan 2020” will be held in capital Baku on April 29. Co-organized by the State Tourism Agency and Azerbaijan Tourism Board, the event will bring together more than 1000 visitors ...

Jazz Diva Dianne Reeves to perform at Heydar Aliyev Center VIDEO

23.01.2020 [19:18]
Pre-eminent jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves will give a concert at the Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku on March 29. Dianne Reeves is one of the most impressive singers on a jazz stage since early 80s. She is the first woman to receive the Jazz Legends Award ...

Baku to host “Baku-Moscow: dialogue of cultures” conference

22.01.2020 [17:14]
A conference titled “Baku-Moscow: dialogue of cultures” will be held in Baku with the support of Azerbaijan`s Ministry of Culture, the Government of Moscow and TASS News Agency. The event will bring together the two countries` government ...

Azerbaijani movie to be featured at Trieste Film Festival in Italy

19.01.2020 [12:07]
An Azerbaijani movie "Mother and Son" will be screened at the 31st Trieste Film Festival 2020 to be held in Italy this month. Directed by Hilal Baydarov, the film tells the story of a mother who welcomes her adult son who left home in rural Azerbaijan ...

Azerbaijan to join 22nd General Assembly and Symposium in Florence

18.01.2020 [09:42]
As a part of the Days of Azerbaijani Culture in Italy, Azerbaijan will be the 2020 Guest Country of the 22nd General Assembly and International Symposium “Building Peace through Heritage – World Forum to change through Dialogue“, to be held in Florence, Italy ...

Heydar Aliyev Center to host concert of Kremerata Baltica Chamber Orchestra and pianist Lucas Debargue

15.01.2020 [18:04]
Kremerata Baltica Chamber Orchestra and famous French pianist Lucas Debargue will perform at a concert in the Heydar Aliyev Center on March 14. The concert will feature outstanding pieces by Franz Liszt, Krzysztof Penderecki ...