By Laman Ismayilova
Azerbaijani and Japanese musicians have captivated music lovers
in Tokyo, Azernews reports, citing azertac .
The musicians brought lots of unforgettable emotions to the
audience, which listened in awe to musical masterpieces.
The magnificent concert was organized by the
Azerbaijani-Japanese Friendship Center with the support of the
Azerbaijani State Committee on Work with Diaspora.
Many public and cultural figures and diaspora representatives
attended the gala night timed to the World Azerbaijani Solidarity
Chairman of the Azerbaijani-Japanese Friendship Center Xalil
Kalantar welcomed all the guests and emphasized that last year was
marked by major events in the diaspora movement.
In his speech, Azerbaijani Ambassador to Japan Gursel
Ismayilzada stressed that the World Azerbaijani Solidarity Day (Dec
31) serves the solidarity and joint activities of Azerbaijanis
The ambassador also touched upon the Year of Shusha Azerbaijan
marked in 2022. Shusha has become a major venue for international
events of great importance, he said.
Mr. Gursel Ismayilzada praised Azerbaijan's rapid development
and successes under the leadership of President, Supreme
Commander-in-Chief Ilham Aliyev.
He noted that Azerbaijan's victory in the 44-day Patriotic War
raised the country`s prestige and respect even higher. The victory
in the Second Karabakh War united Azerbaijanis living in different
countries even more. Recalling that the year 2022 marked the 30th
anniversary of Azerbaijani-Japanese diplomatic relations, he noted
the strengthening of bilateral ties.
Ismayilzada called on Azerbaijani compatriots and friends of
Azerbaijan living in Japan to be more active in protecting
Azerbaijan's national interests and promoting success.
The official ceremony was followed by a grand concert program
met with continuous applause from the audience.
Japanese pianist Yusei Inui thrilled the audience with
'Khudayar's tasnif', jazz musician Yamamoto Kyoko performed the
song 'Ay Lachin', while Dilara Gaziyeva and Igit Nozaki left the
audience speechless with Azerbaijan's traditional dances.
The second part of the gala concert, which continued after a
short break, started with Dilara Gaziyeva's dance performance 'Uzun
Next, Kiyoshi Ohira's musical group, well-known in Japan as a
skilled performer of Azerbaijani-Turkish stringed instruments,
delighted the listeners with folk and love songs.
The gala night continued with the Kalabak Lotus ensemble's dance
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