Azerbaijani Cultural Event Wraps Up in Germany

Germany's port city of Hamburg hosted a cultural event aimed at promoting Azerbaijan's culture on December 5.

The event dubbed "An Evening of Azerbaijan" was organized by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, with assistance of Azerbaijan's embassy in Germany.

Along with two exhibitions held in historical Börsensaal, the evening also featured a concert by virtuosic Azerbaijani jazz performer Isfar Sarabski.

Azerbaijan's Ambassador to Germany Parviz Shahbazov  said mugham, jazz and pop music were very popular in Azerbaijan, noting that mugham has been entered in UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage List.  The host of the event, Germany's well-known TV reporter Joe Flexner also gave some information about Azerbaijan before the concert.

The event continued with a concert by Isfar Sarabski's jazz ensemble.

The guests were later presented with dishes from Azerbaijan's national cuisine, as well as publications by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation on Azerbaijan's history, culture and art, and CDs with Azerbaijani mugham, jazz, and classic music.