II International Mugham Festival ‘World of Mugham’ was solemnly opened at the International Mugham Centre in Baku, March 14. Mrs Mehriban Aliyeva, the President of Heydar Aliyev Foundation, Goodwill Ambassador of UNESCO and ISESCO, MP, and Vice-President of Heydar Aliyev Foundation Leila Aliyeva attended the event.
Finale of TV Mugham Contest-2007 lasting for more than 3 months in frame of project of Azerbaijani Culture Friends Foundation and due to support of Heydar Aliyev Foundation took place on January 15 at M.Magomayev Azerbaijan State Philharmonic Society.
Presentation ceremony of the first issue of magazine Mugham, founded by Azeri Culture Friends Foundation, and works ‘Letter of Sharafiyya’ and ‘Kitabul-advar’ by Safiyaddin Urmavi (1217-1294), ‘Code of music’ by Fatullah Shirvani (1417-1486) published within the Mugham-Anthology Project took place on July 2 at Heydar Aliyev Foundation.
International Jazz Festival, traditionally organized by Culture and Tourism Ministry, Youth and Sport Ministry, Azeri Culture Friends Foundation and Baku Jazz Center, was opened on June 7 in Baku.
Gala concert of winners of Mugham TV Contest-2007, organized by Azerbaijan TV and Radio Broadcasts JSC in base of the project of Friends of Azerbaijani Culture Foundation due to support of Heydar Aliyev Foundation that lasted more than 3 months, took place February 1 at Azerbaijan State Opera and Ballet Theater.
Opening ceremony of the Children Music Festival was held on April 15 at Baku Music Academy (BMA) dedicated to the 25th jubilee of Secondary Specialized Music School-Studio (SSMSS) affiliated to this educational center. The event is organized due to support of Azeri Culture Friends Foundation.
Mugam concert was held on June 13 at Heydar Aliyev Palace on the 120th anniversary of genius Uzeyir Hajibeyov, founder of professional music of Azerbaijan. President Ilham Aliyev and his spouse Mehriban Aliyeva were warmly welcomed in the hall.