By Laman Ismayilova
Azerbaijani embassy in Belgium, and NGO Arts Council Azerbaijan
have organized an exhibition titled 'My Heart in Karabakh',
The exhibition was timed to Remembrance Day (September 27) and
the Year of Shusha in Azerbaijan.
Representatives of the diplomatic missions operating in
Brussels, the Azerbaijani mission to NATO, officials working in the
institutions of the European Union, Belgian public and political
figures, and art and cultural figures attended the event.
Speaking at the event, Azerbaijani ambassador to Belgium Vaqif
Sadiqov stressed that the city of Shusha is a cradle of Azerbaijani
culture. The city is the birthplace of many talented artists,
composers, musicians, and writers.
Founded by Panakhali Khan in 1752, the city is replete with
historical marvels exuding the epitome of the country's history.
Shusha, known as the pearl of Karabakh, is one of the symbols of
Azerbaijan's history and culture. The ancient monuments in Shusha
offer an insight into the city's history and culture.
Azerbaijan's cultural capital is home to some fascinating sights
like Shusha Castle, Bulbul's House-Museum, Yukhari Govhar Agha
Mosque, Ashaghi Govhar Agha Mosque, etc.
Considering its historical and cultural significance, the city
of Shusha has been declared the Cultural Capital of the Turkic
World in 2023.
In 2022, Shusha celebrates its 270th anniversary since its
Numerous events are organized in Azerbaijan and other countries
as part of the celebration.
Sona Guliyeva, project manager and director of the Art School
operating under the Arts Council Azerbaijan said that the
exhibition is dedicated to Karabakh and the city of Shusha.
The exhibition displayed 19 artworks by young artists, aged 8 to
15, who are students of the Art School operating under the Arts
Council Azerbaijan. In their artworks, the artists expressed a deep
love for Azerbaijan.
The evening was followed by a concert program. Famous pianist
and laureate of international competitions Saida Tagizada performed
pieces of music by Gara Garayev, Fikrat Amirov as well as Ramin
Guliyev's ballad dedicated to the memory of the martyrs, Bika
Axundova's play 'Hello, Shusha!' and 'The Ballad of Lachin' by
The event aroused great interest among the audience.
The exhibition 'My Heart is in Karabakh' was previously shown in
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