WHY I PLAY MUGHAM
When Canadian Colleen MacDonell took up the kamancha she bridged the gap between Western music and Azerbaijani mugham.
Pomegranates & Saffron- Spreading the Culinary Word
When publishers turned Feride Buyuran away saying her idea was just too niche, she decided to launch an Azerbaijani cookbook herself.
What Novruz Means to me
Novruz marks the awakening of spring and is celebrated from 20-21 March. It is one of the most important holidays in the Azerbaijani calendar.
Energised by Baku – French Composer Pierre Thilloy
I meet French composer Pierre Thilloy on the roof terrace of a small hotel in Baku’s old walled city (Icheri Sheher). The Maiden Tower and
Eagles over Aberdeen Young Dancers Take the City by Storm
Geographically, European cities don’t get much further apart than Aberdeen and Baku, but this summer they had more than the oil industry in
Azerbaijani Drama on London Stage
A young woman, barely out of school, is practically thrown out of her home by her bullying stepfather and falls in love with a much older man.
Thunder Stone Kebab
In the picturesque town of Qabala there is a riverside restaurant with an unusual name – Dasharasi Kebab, which translates literally as
Maestro Rauf Abdullayev
The straight back and distinguished greying locks, with just a hint of a quiff, are a reassuring sight to music-lovers in Azerbaijan – when
Storm Petrel of Freedom – Fakhraddin Manafov’s Main Role
Fakhraddin Manafov is one of Azerbaijan’s most recognisable actors, the star of dozens of films and stage plays.