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.


Uzeyir Hajibeyli's grave visited on National Music Day

On September 18, we celebrate National Music Day in honor of Uzeyir Hajibeyli (1885–1948), the brilliant composer, musicologist, educator, publicist, and public figure whose name is written in golden letters in the annals of the music culture of Azerbaijan on the 138th anniversary of his birth. Today in our country is National Music Day in honor of the great composer.

Since 2009, the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and the Ministry of Culture have organized a traditional international music festival in tribute to the great composer. This year, the famous music festival will be held for the 15th time.

Traditionally, the events of this important day in our cultural history began with a visit to the grave of Uzeyir Bey in the First Alley of Honor.

Minister of Culture Adil Karimli, officials of the ministry, and well-known figures from the fields of culture and art attended the ceremony.

Minister of Culture Adil Karimli congratulated those gathered on the occasion of National Music Day, highlighting that September 18 is one of the most significant days of our culture: "Today is the birthday of the great composer Uzeyir Hajibeyli. Furthermore, in our country, September 18 is celebrated as National Music Day (also known as "Uzeyir Music Day) in honor of this great musician. This significant day was established by the decree of President Heydar Aliyev dated September 18, 1995, on the occasion of the 110th birthday of Uzeyir Bey.

In this connection, every year a number of events are held in our country to commemorate the incomparable services of the composer to our culture. This year, the 15th Uzeyir Hajibeyli International Music Festival will be organized by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and the Ministry of Culture from September 18 to 28. Within the framework of the festival, various events will be held, and artists and groups from different countries will perform. We wish you a great musical holiday".

Firangiz Alizadeh, a People's Artist and the head of the Union of Composers of Azerbaijan, shared her thoughts on the immortal legacy of the great composer. She stressed that as long as the Azerbaijani people exist, the timeless legacy of this brilliant composer will endure forever.

After the speeches, the participants of the ceremony visited the graves of Azerbaijani musical luminaries, including Gara Garayev, Fikret Amirov, Bulbul, Rashid Behbudov, Niyazi, and Muslim Magomayev in the First Alley of Honor.

The participants of the ceremony also visited the graves of Heydar Aliyev, the great supporter of our culture, and the renowned ophthalmologist and scientist, Academician Zarifa Aliyeva, and placed bouquets of flowers at their graves.


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