The Magical Tar of Shahriyar Imanov
Find out why the tar is known as "the instrument of the shahs" in this short video exploring the talents of Azerbaijani musician and teacher Shahriyar Imanov.
Sheki from Top to Bottom
Sheki, an ancient Silk Road city of 68,000 in northwest Azerbaijan, is well known for its various handicrafts. In 2017, it was included in the UNESCO.
Mingling Faiths: Kurmukoba/Giorgoba in Qakh
In November 2017, Visions travelled to the ethnically diverse region of Qakh in northwest Azerbaijan, close to the Georgian border, to experience an unusual multi-faith religious celebration called Kurmukoba or Giorgoba. In this video, we explore this enigmatic holiday.
Ivanovka’s Liquid Gold
Join Visions editor Tom Marsden on a personal tour of the beekeeping industry in the village of Ivanovka, home to Azerbaijan’s last main Molokan community.
Goychay’s Pomegranate Festival in a Minute
On 4 November Visions witnessed music, colour and pomegranates galore at the annual Pomegranate Festival in Goychay, the Azerbaijani homeland of this majestic fruit.
The Kebab King of Mingachevir
In this short video we reflect on our visit to the city of Mingachevir in 2015. Mingachevir's star attraction is its international rowing complex, but we had come to experience a place of regional rather than international fame. Meet the man reputed to make the best kebabs in Mingachevir…
Musa Yagubov’s Magic Instruments
COLOUR AND EMOTION: SCENES FROM THE 4TH ISLAMIC SOLIDARITY GAMES
From 12-22 May Azerbaijan hosted the 4th Islamic Games. Our digital media team put together this video showcasing some of the highlights...
White Winter Weekends
Travel writer Mark Elliott explores Azerbaijan's developing ski scene with a comparison of the country's two resorts, Shahdag and Tufandag...
DIHAJ - A EUROVISION ETUDE
Meet the young doom-pop trio whose singer, Diana Hajiyeva, is representing Azerbaijan at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest...