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Azerbaijani musicians perform in Paris

02 April 2010 [17:07] - TODAY.AZ
Ashugs (national music performers) from Azerbaijan’s Shirvan area performed in the House of World Cultures in Paris as part of the series of events organized by the Azerbaijani Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

This is the second performance of the Azerbaijani ashugs in the annual “Imagination” festival which brings together art figures from around the world.

The performance of Agamurad Israfilov, Vugar Mahmudoglu, Ali Tapdygoglu, Shirzad Fataliyev and Ganimat Gadirov, Jahandar Musayev and Mahir Niftaliev aroused great interest among French students who repeatedly asked them to perform.

The French students were informed about history of ancient ashug art and luminaries of the ashug art in Azerbaijan and that the ashug music has been included to the list of the UN World Heritage.

Azerbaijani ambassador to France Elchin Amirbayov also watched ashugs’ performance.


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