A nation is known, recognized and distinguished among the world nations by certain characteristic features. The highest and the greatest of these features is culture.


Albania gave a warm welcome to the Culture week of Azerbaijan

From August 31 to September 3, the rich culture, culinary, and artistic gems of Azerbaijan were presented to the Albanian audience in Tirana.

On the first day of the event, an exhibition dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the national leader Heydar Aliyev was opened at the National Museum of Tirana. It provided visitors with an insight into the remarkable life and diverse heritage of the national leader. In addition, the Heydar Aliyev Foundation presented the photo exhibition "Architect of Progress", while the National Art Museum of Azerbaijan displayed works of our famous artists. The National Carpet Museum of Azerbaijan displayed exquisite carpets, and visitors were able to explore Azerbaijan through virtual reality (VR) devices.

On the same day, the treasures of our national music graced the audience in Tirana's Skanderbeg Square. Under the artistic direction of People's Artist Fakhreddin Karimov, the Chamber Orchestra performed with People's Artists Fidan Hajiyeva and Azer Zeynalov, as well as Honored Artists Ramil Gasimov, Inara Babayeva, Elvin Ganiyev, Sadaf Budagova, and Ibrahim Babayev. The concert was attended by the Albanian Minister of Culture, Elva Margariti, foreign ambassadors in Albania and other officials.

The following day, the rhythm group "Natig" and the dance ensemble "Mirvari" gave a lively performance. The local audience enthusiastically received compositions such as "Gavaldash", "Karabagh", "Yanardagh", "Mehriban", "Sari Galin", and others and actively participated in the dances. The splendid fusion of our music and dance was accompanied by a visual journey through the history of Azerbaijan, its geography, our national carpets, shabaka art, and captivating views of Icherisheher, Shusha, and Jidir plains, all displayed on the stage monitor, which attracted the attention of the audience.

On the final day of the event, the Azerbaijani cinematic masterpiece "Arshin Mal Alan" was screened. This cinematic gem, originally produced in 1945, was restored in color format in the heart of the global film industry, Hollywood, with the initiative and support of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation. The screening was held at the Reja "The Cloud" Pavilion in Tirana.

On September 2, the Buta ensemble, led by People's Artist of the Republic of Azerbaijan Anvar Sadigov and Honorary Artist Emil Afrasiyab, performed an ethno-jazz concert at Tirana's Italian Square. The group fused tradition with modernity and performed blended improvisations in various genres.

As part of the Culture Week of Azerbaijan and on the initiative of the National Culinary Center of the State Tourism Agency, samples of our national cuisine, garlands of our national sweets, and various promotional materials were presented to the local residents at Skanderbeg Square.

Within the framework of the Culture Days, the Azerbaijani delegation held meetings with the Albanian Minister of Culture, Elva Margariti, the Mayor of Tirana, Erion Veliaj, and the Director of the National Library of Albania, Piro Misha, and discussed the prospects of strengthening bilateral cooperation.


01.11.2023 16:34
Several days left the biggest book fair in the region
01.11.2023 16:18
Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers on the transfer of the State Symphony Orchestra named after Niyazi, the Orchestra of Folk Instruments named after Said Rustamov, and the Choir named after Jahangir Jahangirov under the Recording House of the Azerbaijan Television and Radio Broadcasting Closed Joint Stock Company to the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Azerbaijan
01.11.2023 11:35
The final declaration of the 9th meeting of the Council of Directors of State Theaters of TURKSOY member countries was signed in Shusha
01.11.2023 11:25
The 1st International TURKSOY Theater Festival will be held in Shusha and Baku from October 31 to November 4.
01.11.2023 10:51
The first Music Forum held in our country ended
18.10.2023 14:33
The first stage of the "Rise of Producers" program has been completed
18.10.2023 10:22
Fuzuli City Day was solemnly celebrated
16.10.2023 10:00
A gala concert titled "We are Together" was held in celebration of the 30th anniversary of TURKSOY
14.10.2023 14:00
Shusha Declaration was adopted at the First Cultural Forum of the Turkic World
14.10.2023 11:00
The First Cultural Forum of the Turkic World continues
13.10.2023 16:30
The 40th session of the Permanent Council of TURKSOY Ministers of Culture took place in Shusha city
13.10.2023 16:00
The First Cultural Forum of the Turkic World commenced with the opening ceremony held in Shusha
12.10.2023 09:59
The III "Korkut Ata" Turkic World Film Festival has ended
11.10.2023 14:58
Azerbaijan to hold the II Meeting of Museums of the Turkic World
11.10.2023 12:48
Our country was represented at international cultural policy events organized in Malta
10.10.2023 15:18
The exhibition The Beauty of Patterns Motifs will open in the Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum
10.10.2023 13:45
A summit meeting was held within the framework of the III Turkic World Film Festival "Korkut Ata"
10.10.2023 10:23
Film personalities from the Turkic World visited Shusha
09.10.2023 15:56
The training program "Rise of Producers" was launched
09.10.2023 09:58
Azerbaijan hosts the III Korkut Ata Film Festival of the Turkic World
06.10.2023 11:30
The art competition titled “Zafarin rangi” was announced
02.10.2023 13:33
Azerbaijan will host the III Korkut Ata Film Festival of the Turkic World
29.09.2023 14:48
To the attention of experienced and beginning producers
27.09.2023 17:55
Cultural cooperation was discussed between Azerbaijan and Qatar
27.09.2023 16:42
The staff of the Ministry of Culture commemorated our martyrs
26.09.2023 17:17
Minister of Culture of Azerbaijan made a speech at the 12th Conference of Ministers of Culture in the Islamic World