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Another Azerbaijani music night in Cannes

azernews.az

July 16, 2015

The Heydar Aliyev Foundation has organized another Azerbaijani music night in the France’s city of Cannes within the Days of Azerbaijani Culture.

The “Days of Azerbaijani Culture”, organized by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, kicked off in France’s city of Cannes on July 14.

Well-known French politicians attended the music night.

The participants were acquainted with the photo-exhibition of the Baku-2015 first European Games by Azertag state news agency.

The participants were presented the publications of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation related to Azerbaijan.

The presenter of the event gave detailed information about Azerbaijan, its ancient and rich culture, art and music.

Noting the importance of the event, Claire-Ann Rex, the director of the Festivals and Congress Palace of Cannes said: "It is a great honor for the city of Cannes to receive Azerbaijan."

She praised the participation of Azerbaijan’s culture and art in Cannes for the third time.

Ann Rex also said that Azerbaijan had organized high-level cultural events in Cannes and aroused much interest by residents of the city.

Remarking his visit to Azerbaijan, President of the Friends of Azerbaijan Association in France Jean-Francois Mansel said Azerbaijan is a tolerant country that located in an important geo-strategic space.

He also spoke about the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, adding Armenia occupied territories of Azerbaijan.

Jean-Francois Mansel also stressed the first France-Azerbaijan Interregional Cooperation Forum will be held in Azerbaijan’s Ganja region this year.

Then the event followed by a concert program.

In the concert program, ethno-jazz pieces was presented with participation of well-known jazz performer, pianist Emil Afrasiyab and his band, as well as masters of art of Azerbaijan.

The Heydar Aliyev Foundation has been implementing projects in various countries in order to promote Azerbaijan's old and rich history and culture throughout the world.

Having held a number of events in France and its regions, the Heydar Aliyev Foundation has been arranging Days of Azerbaijani Culture in the city of Cannes - the organizer of the most influential festivals of the world and visited by hundreds of thousands of tourists - for three years.

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