The series of Azerbaijani cultural events, taking place in Cannes between 4 and 20 July 2013, are aiming to introduce the public to the cultural riches of the Pearl of the Orient, that this small Caucasian republic of 8,5 million inhabitants is.
Azerbaijan is at the crossroads between Europe and the East, on the shore of the Caspian Sea, bordered to the north by Russia, to the south by Iran, to northwest by Georgia and to the west by Armenia. Its flag is a tricolor: blue symbolizes the Turkish origins, red symbolizes the struggle for freedom and progress and the green symbolizes Islam. Its ancient history is dating back to the dawn of human life with the oldest man of humanity (350-400000 years) whose fossils were discovered in the cave Azik. Azerbaijan has become a multicultural and diverse nature in the context of mixing of peoples, influenced by Persian, Arabic and Russian cultures, whilepreserving its own specific identity.
This comprehensive program offers all that, which began on July 4th with the opening of Modern Art Maiden Towers and Gazelle exhibitions on the Croisette and in front of the Majestic Hotel. The exhibition was inaugurated by Mehriban Aliyeva, First Lady of Azerbaijan, in the presence of Leyla Aliyeva, Vice-President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and Bernard Brochand, Deputy Mayor of Cannes.
Then in the evening, the bay of Cannes was set afire with the gorgeous Azerbaijan fireworks which was the opening of the Cannes Pyrotechnic Art Festival – out of competition.
On July 5, the public could discover at the Palais des Festivals, Espace Riviera, the exhibition Cultural Values of the Pearl of Caucasus: Azerbaijan and Emotions, a mix of traditional and modern art exhibition, composed of symbols of Azerbaijani culture, found during archaeological excavations, copper objects, old musical instruments, carpets with mysterious patterns inherited from ancestors, national costumes and so on. The exhibition was inaugurated in the presence of Mehriban Aliyeva, First Lady of Azerbaijan, Leyla Aliyeva, Vice-President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and Bernard Brochand, Deputy Mayor of Cannes.
In the evening, in the beautiful setting of the Villa Doumergue, Azerbaijan’s guests were able to attend the opening of the pictures exhibition Azerbaijan, and listen in the terraced gardens, ponds and waterfalls, shaded by ancient trees, the jazz concert with soloists Isfar Sarabski and Shahim Novrasli.
The Maiden Towers and Gazelle exhibitions and Cultural Values of the Pearl of Caucasus: Azerbaijan are available until July 20 on free access.
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