Brooklyn Borough President: Baku Street may appear in Brooklyn

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Baku street may appear in Brooklyn.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams has voiced intention to name one of the streets in the city after Baku, Trend reported.

Adams announced about this during his meeting with an Azerbaijani delegation headed by the head of the executive power of Sabail District of Baku, Eldar Azizov.

The meeting discussed the development and expansion of relations in various fields between Baku’s Sabail and Brooklyn, which are sister cities since 2014.

Adams recalled with satisfaction his visit to Baku this September, noting that he returned from the capital of Azerbaijan with a very pleasant experience.

The American official said that he once again became a witness of tolerance, peacefulness and hospitality of the Azerbaijani society, stressing that the establishment of business linkages between the two areas will create conditions for further expansion of relations between the two countries.

Azizov, in turn, highlighted great potential for cooperation in the humanitarian, cultural, tourism spheres.

The head of the Azerbaijani delegation thanked Eric Adams for the declaring the month May a month of Azerbaijani Culture and Heritage of the Caucasus in Brooklyn.

Then, the Azerbaijani delegation visited Child and Youth Development Center My Way in Brooklyn. Members of delegation viewed the artworks made by children of the center.

Baku’s Sabail District and New York’s picturesque Brooklyn become sister cities in 2014.

Sabail district is a central and ancient dwelling of Baku city which is located along the Caspian Sea.

There are monuments dating back to the ancient age and medieval centuries in the territory of the district. Icherisheher (Old City) is the most magnificent of the historical monuments existing in Azerbaijan and included in the world cultural heritage items by UNESCO. Icherisheher is over 1000 years old. Shirvanshah palace complex which is another astonishing state historical architectural museum-preserve is its masterpiece.

The Martyrs Avenue and the Honorary Avenue, Heydar Aliyev Foundation, as well as many recreational and leisure centers, including Fountains Square, Coastal Boulevard and Freedom Square which are the must-see places in Baku are located in this district.

Brooklyn is the most populous of New York City’s five boroughs, with about 2.6 million people, as well as the second-largest in area.

Every year the city attracts thousands of tourists and locals, who enjoy spectacular views of lower Manhattan and other city landmarks.

It is home to many New York’s top attractions, including the Brooklyn Bridge, Prospect Park, Brooklyn Heights and Brooklyn Promenade, Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Coney Island Cyclone.


SAPAR Contemporary Gallery in New York Featuring the Original Works of Azerbaijani Artist Faig Ahmed – Source Code

Faig’s US solo exhibition, Source Code, is open until January 5.

Faig Ahmed graduated from the Sculpture Department of Azerbaijan State Academy of Fine Art in 2004. He represented Azerbaijan at the nation’s inaugural pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2007 and again in 2013. The artist was nominated for the Jameel Prize 3 at Victoria and Albert Museum. His works are in public collections including Los Angeles County Museum, Seattle Art Museum, and Palm Springs Museum of Art. This year Ahmed’s works have been featured in several important museum group shows including shows at the Museum of Fine Art Boston, Bellevue Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, and Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania.

Faig Ahmed US solo exhibition, Source Code – November 17, 2016 – January 5, 2017. 


See the detailed view of the exhibitions via Artsy

Azerbaijani composer Arzu Abbasova has won the 4th MuSE Young Composers Competition held in New York


Young Azerbaijani composer Arzu Abbasova has won the 4th MuSE Young Composers Competition held in New York, the USA.

Arzu , a graduate of the music school named after Sharoyev in Baku, had presented her composition “Pole Star” at the competition of the young composers, Azertac reported.

The winners’ works will be performed as part of Sounds of Arts Festival (SOAF) on November 19 at the Secret Theatre in Long Island City, NY. SOAF is MuSE’s annual week-long arts festival.

Arzu composed Pole Star in 2015. The composition won “Rodniki dushi” competition, which was co-organized by Azerbaijan`s Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the Russian Embassy in Baku this April.

Arzu, who is a first year student at the Faculty of International Relations, ADA University, has won a number of international competitions in Russia, USA, Kazakhstan and Serbia.

Multicultural Sonic Evolution (MuSE) was co-founded in 2007 directed by composer Yui Kitamura and percussionist Chihiro Shibayama. The competitions aims to better the world with the power of music.

Through its annual programming, MuSE collaborates with artists from various disciplines and backgrounds in hopes of sharing classical and popular forms of music with the public.

Each concert provides the core members of MuSE and talented soloists and chamber musicians a platform for sharing their craft.

Dancers, actors, film directors, animators and even kimono artists have been invited to collaborate with MuSE throughout the performance season.


The Congress of Azerbaijanis of America and Azerbaijani community of New York City held a protest in front of UN headquarters

On 8 April the Congress of Azerbaijanis of America and Azerbaijani community of New York City held a protest in front of UN headquarters in connection with the recent events at the front.

Protesters demanded the withdrawal of Armenian troops from the occupied territories. They raised slogans “Armenia, Karabakh is the Azerbaijani land!”, “Armenia  go away from Azerbaijani territories “,” Ban Ki-Moon, raise your voice in defense of the one million Azerbaijani refugees “,” Follow the UN resolution”  ,and others.


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:


Azerbaijan’s folk ensemble “Jangi” and ashug Ali Tapdigoglu have performed at a concert organized at the UN Headquarters

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAzerbaijan’s folk ensemble “Jangi” and ashug Ali Tapdigoglu have performed at a concert organized at the UN Headquarters.

The event was organized by the International Organization of Turkic Culture (TÜRKSOY) on the occasion of the Novruz holiday, Trend Life reports.

“Our performance was met with grand applause. After the event, the Americans approached us and expressed admiration for Azerbaijani folk art,” said ashug Ali Tapdigoglu.

The performance of the Azerbaijani artists was accompaniment by mugham performers Mirjavad Jafarov (tar) and Shakhriyar Musayev (kamancha).

The concert was attended by representatives of Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Gagauzia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mongolia, Macedonia, Turkmenistan and other countries. The visit of Azerbaijani musicians was supported by Azerbaijan Ministry of Culture and Tourism.


Азербайджанская музыка прозвучала в штаб-квартире ООН в Нью-Йорке

Азербайджанская музыка прозвучала в штаб-квартире ООН в Нью-Йорке.

Азербайджанский эстрадно-фольклорный ансамбль “Джанги” и ашуг Али Тапдыгоглу приняли участие в концертной программе в штаб-квартире ООН в Нью-Йорке, организованной Международной организацией тюркской культуры TÜRKSOY в честь праздника Новруз с участием коллективов тюркоязычных стран.

Об этом, как передает Day.Az, сообщили Trend в пресс-службе исполнителя.

“Наше выступление было встречено овациями зрителей, а после концерта американцы подходили к нам и выражали восхищение азербайджанским народным творчеством”, – отметил ашуг Али.

Выступление азербайджанских артистов прошло в сопровождении исполнителей мугама Мирджавада Джафарова (тар) и Шахрияра Мусаева (кяманча). В концерте приняли участие представители Узбекистана, Кыргызстана, Казахстана, Гагаузии, Боснии и Герцеговины, Монголии, Македонии, Туркменистана и других стран.

Ранее концертная программа была представлена в Турции, в Анкаре и Стамбуле, а 31 марта будет показана в Вашингтоне. Визит музыкантов осуществляется при содействии министерства культуры и туризма Азербайджана.


Khojaly Commemoration in New York

anaKhojaly Commemoration in New York, NY by Azerbaijan New York Association.

On February 26, 2016 Azerbaijani New York Association will commemorate the 24th anniversary of the Khojaly Massacre.

119 E. 36th Street – 10:00am


1st Avenue and 47th Street from 12 to 1:30pm


Agora Gallery in New York Will Feature The Original Works of Azerbaijani Artist

Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Azerbaijani artist Ilgar Talibov in Emerging Visions. The exhibition opens on December 29th and will run until January 14st, 2016. The opening reception will take place Thursday, January 7th, from 6-8 PM. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend.

Exhibition Dates: December 29, 2015 – January 14, 2016

Reception: Thursday January 7, 2016, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11-6

Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York

‘Shakespeare’ play by Azerbaijani writer Elchin is to be staged at the Mint Theater in New York

‘Shakespeare’ play by Azerbaijani writer Elchin is to be staged at the Mint Theater in New York.

The premiere of the show directed by Annie Ward, the artistic director of the Complete Theatre Company, is scheduled for November 18.

This surreal satire takes place at a psychiatric hospital in the war-torn Azerbaijan.

A unique situation further exacerbated by the arrival of a new patient, who claims to be from another planet and becomes transformed by the writings of Shakespeare.

Until now, the play has been staged in several countries. It was warmly welcomed in the Istanbul Municipal Theater, Vanguard Theatre in London, Firebird Theatre in Moscow and many others.

It is now part of the repertoire of the National Academic Drama Theatre.

Elchin is a man of many parts: professor and critic; novelist and writer of short stories, seven of which have been made into films.

Shakespeare is Elchin´s 10th play in a period which more or less coincides with Azerbaijan’s revival as an independent nation.

When he was 16 years old, his first story was published in the “Azerbaijani Youth” newspaper. Elchin’s first book “One of the Thousands Nights” was released in 1965. His books are published in many countries around the world, and translated into more than 20 languages.


Wednesday, November 18th @ 8 pm
Thursday, November 19th @ 8 pm
Friday, November 20th @ 8 pm
Saturday, November 21st @ 5 pm and 8 pm
Sunday, November 22nd @ 5 pm

Tickets can be purchased at