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By Laman Ismayilova
The Year of Shusha in Azerbaijan stands out for countless
cultural events, especially music festivals.
In 2022, the country hosted major music festivals like
Kharibulbul International Music Festival, Uzeyir Hajibayli
Festival, Baku International Jazz Festival, and Silk Road Music
Let's review the country's best music festival as we say goodbye
to 2022 and embrace New Year.
Kharibulbul International Music Festival
In 2022, Kharibulbul International Music Festival brought
together Azerbaijani and international musicians from 10 countries
in Azerbaijan's cultural cradle.
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban
Aliyeva attended the opening of the festival.
The festival program included well-known mugham singer, Honored
Artist Gochag Asgarov, famous tar performer Arslan Novrasli, and
his ethno-jazz band as well as Jangi Pop and Folklore Ensemble
conducted by People's Artist Mirjavad Jafarov, pianist Etibar
Asadli as well as TRIGAIDA music project (Bulgaria), Colors of
Pakistan Dance Ensemble (Pakistan), Bahor State Folk Dance Ensemble
At the final concert, the music fans enjoyed the fascinating
Ankara Music and Folk Dance Ensemble of the Turkic World, the
Melitassi Folk Dance Ensemble (Georgia), and the Azerbaijan State
Uzeyir Hajibayli Festival
The 14th Uzeyir Hajibayli International Music Festival was
another major event in the country's cultural life.
Since 1995, September 18 has been celebrated as National Music
Day in Azerbaijan.
The festival featured concert programs dedicated to Azerbaijan's
musical figures, young people, and much more.
Soloists, conductors, and musical groups from the USA, Norway,
France, Austria, Germany, Turkiye, Greece, Kazakhstan, Bulgaria,
Hungary, Russia, Japan, South Korea, and Georgia are invited to
take part in the festival.
Baku Jazz Festival
The 17th Baku International Jazz Festival offered jazz
enthusiasts an unexpected musical experience.
The large-scale event gathered world-class musicians from
Switzerland, Brazil, the Netherlands, Israel, Turkiye, and
The festival fans enjoyed a wide-ranging program that included
concerts, art exhibitions, and jazz-themed cinema days.
A warm and friendly atmosphere reigned at the Baku International
Silk Road Music Festival
Every summer, Silk Road Music Festival gathers the best of local
and international musicians to Shaki.
Spectacular concerts that involved the Military Orchestra, the
State Song and Dance Ensemble, the Azerbaijani State Academic Opera
and Ballet Theater, Gara Garayev Chamber Orchestra, the Simurg
ensemble, and the Dervish ensemble mesmerized Shaki residents and
the guests of the city.
Most of the musical pieces performed at concerts were dedicated
to Azerbaijan's victory in the Second Karabakh War and the Year of
Shusha announced in the country.
The large-scale event also features an exposition of folk arts
and crafts and paintings, theater productions, and much more.
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