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Azerbaijan becomes center of folklore

14 July 2017 [12:13] - TODAY.AZ

By Azernews

By Laman Ismayilova

Azerbaijan's northeastern region, Guba has hosted a gala concert with participants of the 2nd International Folk Dance Festival "Bridge of friendship", organized by the Baku City Main Department of Culture and Tourism.

"Bridge of friendship" festival was held at the Azerbaijan State Theatre of Young Spectators on July 7-13.

More than four hundred dancers from Azerbaijan, Russia, Iran, Israel, Moldova, Latvia and Georgia joined the grand event organized by the Baku City Main Department of Culture and Tourism in Baku, Trend Life reported.

The festival aimed at promotion of youth folk art and creating cultural bridges between countries.

The tours around major landmarks of Baku were organized as part of the event.

Before the concert, guests visited the Guba Genocide Memorial Complex in Guba city - monument created in memory of tens of thousands of Azerbaijanis killed during the genocide and massacre perpetrated on Azerbaijani lands by the Armenian armed forces in 1918.

Addressing the event, the head of Guba City Executive Power noted that Azerbaijan is a genuine example of multiculturalism and tolerance, inter-civilizational  and inter-religious dialogue, where for centuries peacefully together coexisted the representatives of various peoples, ethnic groups, religions.

The guests expressed their gratitude for the hospitality. Then the participants made a procession through the territory of the Green Theatre dressed in national costumes and gave a concert, which was met with applause of spectators.


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