Novruz Celebrations in USA and Canada 2017


Azerbaijani Novruz Bayrami in Edmonton, Canada – Azerbaijan Cultural Society of Edmonton (AzCSE) and Azerbaijani Cultural Student Association at U of A (AzCSA) are going to hold the 10th Annual Azerbaijani Novruz Bayrami on March 18, 2017.  More Info


Novruz Festival 2017 Hosted by Azerbaijanian American Cultural Alliance , Texas . March 18 – More Info


Azerbaijan Association of New York – March 19 – Annual Novruz Celebration at Baku Palace Restaurant. More Info


Azerbaijani Novruz Concert In California – March 18 – Hosted by Azerbaijan Cultural Society of Northern California. More Info


Toronto, Canada – Azerbaijani Monthly Dance Workshop (Novruz potluck party) – Hosted by Azerbaijani Dance Class in Toronto. March 24 – More Info


Azerbaijani Novruz Celebration in Toronto, Canada – March 18  – . More Info


Novruz Celebration in Montreal, Canada – March 25 – Hosted by Savalan Cultural Group  – More Info



Novruz 2017



More Novruz Celebrations:

Washington, DC – Haft-Seen Norooz Party at SAX  -March 18 – More Info

New York, NY – Googoosh in New York City – March 18 – More Info

West Hollywood, California – 17th Annual Norouz Mega Bash  – More Info

Las Vegas, Nevada – Nowruz Celebration in Las Vegas – March 18 – More Info

Los Angeles, California – Grand Nowruz Celebration in Los Angeles – March 17 – More Info

Boston, MA – Nowruz 2017: The Persian New Year Festival – Museum of Fine Arts Boston March 18  – More Info

Chicago, ILThe 8th Annual Chicago Nowruz Parade & Festival  Food, Music, Dance and Celebration of a New Season – March 25 – More Info

Chicago, IL – Nowrouz’s Eve Party at Tunnel Nightclub – March 19 – More Info

Chicago, IL – Nowruz Celebration, dinner & Live music – March 25 – More Info

Boston, MA Nowruz Celebration Event at Sheraton Boston-March 25thMore Info







Famous Azerbaijani pianist Nargiz Aliyarova will perform in USA

Famous Azerbaijani pianist Nargiz Aliyarova will perform in New York.

Nargiz Aliyarova is a famous pianist, professor at the Baku Music Academy, the honored artist of Azerbaijan, Ph.D., and the winner of the international competition.

An evening of music 

Nargiz Aliyarova, piano

Guest Artist Thomas Mesa, Cello

(in partnership with Sphinx Global Scholars program)

at the DiMenna Center’s beautiful Benzaquen Hall on February 18th, at 7 pm.

The program will feature beloved classics and some unusual repertoire, presented by pianist Nargiz Aliyarova in partnership with Thomas Mesa, a Sphinx artist.  

J.Haydn      Sonata F Major  

F.Chopin    Nocturne C# minor Waltz C#-minor 

F.Liszt        Sonata-Fantasy Apres une lecture de Dante 

K.Karayev  The Most Beautiful One and Waltz from “7 Beauties” 

F.Alizadeh  Music for Piano 

C.Debussy  Clair de Lun 

S. Rachmaninoff  Elegy 

E.Lecuona  Malaguena 

J.Brahms Sonata for Cello and Piano E Minor (3rd movement) 

J.Haydn Concerto for cello C Major (3rd movement) 

October 18 proclaimed Azerbaijani Independence Day in the U.S. State of Connecticut

ConnecticutAzerbaijanis (1)Connecticut proclaimed October 18, 2016 as Azerbaijan’s Independence Day.

The State of Connecticut with the successful efforts of founders of Connecticut based U.S-Azerbaijani News and Informational website proclaimed October 18, 2016 as Azerbaijani Independence Day in the State of Connecticut.

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the restoration of Azerbaijan’s independence, Governor Dannel Malloy of the U.S. State of Connecticut has proclaimed October 18, 2016 as “Azerbaijani Independence Day”.



Whereas, Azerbaijani-Americans represent a vibrant community in Connecticut and actively contribute to the regional diversity, intercultural understanding, peace and prosperity in the state; and

Whereas, the Republic of Azerbaijan is situated in the South Caucasus region of Eurasia and has an area of 33,440 square miles, including the Karabakh and Nakhchivan regions, as recognized by the United States and the United Nations; and

Whereas, after meeting with Azerbaijani delegation at the 1919 Paris Peace Conference, President Woodrow Wilson remarked that leaders of Azerbaijan shared his ideals “in respect of conceptions of liberty, in respect of conceptions of right and justice”; and

Whereas, the Republic of Azerbaijan is an active member of the NATO partnership for Peace program, and;

Whereas, the Republic of Azerbaijan was a constituent state of the USSR from 1922 to 1991, and on October 18, 1991, the Parliament of Azerbaijan adopted the Constitutional Act restoring the state independence of Azerbaijan; now

Therefore, I, Dannel P. Malloy, Governor of the State of Connecticut, do hereby proclaim October 18, 2016 as the 25th Azerbaijani Independence Day in the State of Connecticut. 

The Official Statement on this occasion was submitted to the founder of Asif Aliyev.


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The United States-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce (USACC) Annual Conference – March 1 -2, 2017

The United States-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce (USACC), based in Washington D.C., aims to help strengthen business ties in both countries for the benefit of private companies, and for the public and consumers they serve.

Scheduled for March 1-2, 2017, this conference promises to bring together high-level business leaders and government officials from both countries. Participants will be able to hear firsthand of the myriad business and growth opportunities attendant to investment in Azerbaijan, as well as learn about the experience of industry peers through various panel discussions.

The flow of goods and services between the two countries, while substantial, already remains susceptible to improvement in many different areas. Beyond energy, Azerbaijan’s telecommunications and IT, nine different climate zones and rich soil with astonishing agricultural potential and diversity, and the legendary hospitality of its population can be tapped into by numerous economic sectors. Its highly educated workforce would be an asset to any company considering in-bound investment.

By the same token, American companies have products and services that are highly valued in Azerbaijan. There is a tremendous demand for American-made machinery, as well as for food packaging and processing technologies. And American consumer technology producing companies could benefit tremendously from Azerbaijan’s tech-savvy population.

While the two countries are hemispherically distant, trade has never been stronger or easier, and the desire among the business communities in both countries to forge new business opportunities has never been greater.

The United States-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce (USACC)


A film “Young Voices, Ancient Song” dedicated to refugee children from Azerbaijan’s Karabakh region was screened in Los Angeles

A film “Young Voices, Ancient Song” dedicated to refugee children from Azerbaijan’s Karabakh region was screened on September 14, 2016 in Los Angeles. Directed by Jeffrey Werbock, a renowned devotee of Azerbaijani traditional music, the film tells the story of Azerbaijani refugee children performing Mugham – this most sophisticated form of their national music and continuing the musical traditions, despite the hard refugee life and the injustice of being forced out from their homes and lands.

Hosted by Azerbaijan’s Consulate General in Los Angeles, the premiere was attended by foreign diplomats, journalists, representatives of governmental and non-governmental organizations, academicians, composers and others.

Taking the floor before the screening, Azerbaijan’s Consul General in Los Angeles Nasimi Aghayev spoke about the illegal military occupation and ethnic cleansing of Azerbaijan’s internationally recognized territory by Armenia, which resulted between 1988-94 in the invasion of around 20 percent of Azerbaijan’s lands and expulsion of over 1 million Azerbaijanis from these occupied lands as well as from Armenia itself. Mentioning that over 400,000 of these people were children, Aghayev noted that many of these children, now grown up, still struggle with the trauma of invasion, ethnic cleansing, deportations and massacres, having had to live in refugee camps for years and losing their childhood forever. “The injustice against Azerbaijani civilians continues to this day as they are still not allowed to return to their homes in Karabakh, which remains under the military occupation by Armenia, despite the international condemnation,” the Consul General said.

Aghayev expressed his gratitude to Jeffrey Werbock and the European Azerbaijan Society – the sponsor of the film – “for telling the untold story of Azerbaijani child refugees”.

Then the film was screened. It was received with much interest of the audience. Following the screening, the floor was given to Jeffrey Werbock. Sharing stories from his 45 years of engagement with Azerbaijan and its ancient musical traditions, Werbock said that “it all began in here Los Angeles in 1970s when as a young student I came in touch with the Azerbaijani music for the first time.” Speaking of the his travels to refugee camps across Azerbaijan in search of young musical talents in 2000 and 2008, Werbock expressed the awe he felt seeing extremely talented young refugee children masterfully performing the complex Mugham music.

Then Werbock played several Mughams on Azerbaijani Tar and Kamancha, which mesmerized the audience and was received with long applauses.


Leyla and Majnun in California

Layla and Majnun
Mark Morris Dance Group
The Silk Road Ensemble


Video : CalPerformances


Azerbaijani Movie Night in Los Angeles, California

LAAzerbaijanis‘Azerbaijani Movie Night’ series launched in Los Angeles.

‘Azerbaijani Movie Night’ series, organized jointly by Azerbaijan’s Consulate General in Los Angeles and the Azerbaijani-American Community of Los Angeles, has been launched in Los Angeles.

Within the series, regular screenings of Azerbaijani feature films at the Consulate General are planned.

The first screening of this kind took place on September 2, when the award-winning Azerbaijani film “The 40th Door”, directed and co-produced by Elcin Musaoglu in 2009, was presented.

Azerbaijan’s Consul General Nasimi Aghayev, speaking before the screening, stressed the special role the Azerbaijani cinematography has always played in the country’s promotion abroad.

Therefore he noted that the Consulate General will continue to support this project, jointly implemented with the local Azerbaijani-American community.

Speaking afterwards, the chief co-organizer of the ‘Azerbaijani Movie Night’ series and one of the activists of the Azerbaijani-American community of California, Kimiya Mammadova thanked the Consulate General for the support for the project.

She noted that the major goal of this project was to promote classical and contemporary Azerbaijani movies. Mammadova also informed the audience about film “The 40th Door”.

Then the film was screened. “The 40th Door” was received by the audience with ovations.

The film was shot in 2009 and tells the story of fourteen-year-old Rustam. Rustam lives with his mother in a village. After his father’s death, Rustam tries to provide for himself and his mother, however he has a dream to join a music band.





followed by LIVE MUSIC



Following the screening, the director of the documentary Jeffrey Werbock, one of the best experts in Azerbaijani music in the West, will respond to your questions as well as perform Azerbaijani music on national instruments

on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2016, at 6:30 PM


395 Santa Monica Place, Ste 330

Santa Monica, CA 90401


The space is limited.

Please R.S.V.P. asap at
or  (310) 444-9101

Refreshments will be offered at the event




An American devotee (Jeffrey Werbock) of the ancient Azerbaijani musical tradition known as Mugham, has been introducing Western audiences to this remarkable and unique genre for more than four decades. Having learned that some Azerbaijani children are capable of performing this most sophisticated form of their national music, he arranged for an expedition to Azerbaijan in 2000 to film this truly remarkable phenomenon. Many of the talented children he met were living in refugee camps as they had been displaced by a war that raged for several years in their ancestral homeland of Karabakh. Eight years later Jeffrey returned to Azerbaijan on a quest to search for the children he met during the first expedition, now grown up, to find out if they continue to play and sing, to find the next generation of children mugham artists, and to see if this venerable musical tradition has a future.

In the aftermath of the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict of 1988-94, over one million Azerbaijanis were expelled from their ancestral homeland seeking refuge in tents, mud brick dwellings and railway containers. Despite the harsh living conditions and the injustice of being forced out from their homes and lands, witnessing their devotion and determination to preserve their traditional music is astonishing.

The film was produced by the European Azerbaijan Society.

NOTE: Doors open at 6:30pm and the screening starts at 7:00pm sharp. If you would like to bring more than one guest, please let us know when you RSVP.

PARKING: Parking is available in the parking structure adjacent to the theater. First 90 minutes are free, $1 for the next hour, $1.50 each additional 30 minutes.

AGE RESTRICTION: Children under 6 years of age are not permitted


U.S. Trade Mission to Azerbaijan – September 15-16, 2016

U.S. Trade Mission to Azerbaijan.

The mission will take place on September 15-16, 2016 and feature small and medium-size American companies specializing in:

–       Sustainable energy development
–       Green finance, strategic and advisory services
–       Health services management and health education consulting
–       Sales and marketing automation services
–       User experience research, strategy and design
–       Landscape architecture, planning and urban design services
–       IT, software design and development
–       Infrastructure projects consulting
–       Instructional content design and workforce training consulting
–       Defense products and services
–       Civil engineering, surveying and landscape architecture
–       Business advisory and import-export management
–       Advanced operator training simulators

The participating companies are: Browne and Associates, Cube84, Symbiosis DC, Synergetic Information Systems, C.L. Russell Group, Zura Consulting, West Coast Connections.

The mission will feature country economic and sector-specific briefings, networking reception, exclusive meetings with relevant officials, one-on-one individual business appointments with prospective agents, distributors, partners and end-users.

U.S. Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce



Festival of Caucasian Heritage

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams and Brooklyn Baku Friendship Association Proudly Presents– The FIRST ANNUAL FESTIVAL of CAUCASIAN HERITAGE in New York.
Entertainments by “THE RHYTHMS of CAUCASUS” Dance Studio (Arts Center “MY WAY”) “PESVEBI “ Dance Ensemble,”IBERIANS”” dance troupe,
DANCING CRANE Cultural Center.
Hosted by Bella Khanuka Laureate 2nd Premia Competition “Golden Hanukkia “2005 Berlin and Orkhan Agayev The Voice of Azerbaijan 2015 Contestant
May 15, 2016 at 1:00 pm
Master Theater
Admission: $15- $35
For concert information and tickets: