May 13, 2021

The Kharybulbul Music Festival on Jydyr Plain of Shusha comes to the end by a gala concert

Held on the initiative of President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev on Jydyr Plain of Shusha - the cultural capital of our country, the Kharybulbul Music Festival came to the end by a gala concert on May 13.

President Ilham Aliyev, First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva, their daughters Leyla Aliyeva and Arzu Aliyeva listened to the performances of the festival participants.

At the gala concert of the Festival, held with organizational support of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, performed the Azerbaijan State Symphonic Orchestra directed by People’s artists Rauf Abdullayev, Yalchyn Adygoezalov, Honoured Artist Fuad Ibrahimov and Murtuza Bulbul, and the Azerbaijan State Choir under the artistic leadership of People’s Artist Gulbajy Imanova. Works by Uzeir Hajibeyli, Fikret Amirov, Gara Garayev, Alakbar Taghiyev, Muslum Magomayev, Niyazi, Tofig Guliyev, Vasif Adygoezalov etc. were presented at the concert.

Performances of People’s artists Alim Gasymov, Azerin, Dinara Aliyeva, Elchin Azizov, Alikhan Samadov, Farhad Badalbeyli, Mansum Ibrahimov, Murad Adygoezalzade, Natig Shirinov, Polad Bulbuloghlu, Samir Jafarov, Teyyub Aslanov, Yusif Eyvazov, Honoured artists Fargana Gasymova, Miralam Miralamov, Sahib Pashazadeh, Shariyar Imanov, Shirzad Fataliyev etc. were met by applauses at the festival.

A video trailer with the thoughts of National Leader of the Azerbaijani people Heydar Aliyev about our once-under-occupation territories: “I wish I could go to Shusha together with you. We will go there, believe me, we definitely will. Shusha is the eye of Azerbaijan; it is a source of pride for every Azerbaijani. Shusha is a symbol of our culture, and our history. Shusha is dear to all of us. But, not only Shusha, mountains of Lachyn are also dear as much. We can never live without Lachyn. Beautiful city of Aghdam, Fuzuli, Jabrayil, Zangilan, Gubadly, springs of Kalbajar, Istisu of Kalbajar. We cannot live without them.” and the words said by Victorious Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, President Ilham Aliyev in His address to our people on the day of liberation of Shusha, on November 8th: “I am happy to have fulfilled my father’s will. We have liberated Shusha! This is a great Victory! Souls of our martyrs and of the National Leader are glad today! Congratulations, Azerbaijan! Congratulations, the world Azerbaijanis! Dear Shusha, you are free! Dear Shusha, we have returned! Dear Shusha, we will revive you! Shusha is ours! Garabagh is ours! Garabagh is Azerbaijan!” was presented at the concert.

Held for the first time after the Azerbaijani Army liberated our lands under the leadership of Victorious Supreme Commander-in-Chief Ilham Aliyev, the Kharybulbul Music Festival was finalized by a joint performance of the song “Azerbaijan” by persons of art.

After the concert was over, President Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva met with persons of art participating in the festival. Together, all said “Garabagh is Azerbaijan!” on Jydyr Plain.


The Azerbaijani Army, under the leadership of Victorious Supreme Commander-in-Chief Ilham Aliyev, liberated our occupied territories in a 44-day Patriotic War, securing our territorial integrity. Major development projects are being implemented on the territories liberated from the occupation. These projects include, along with restoration of administrative buildings, historical and cultural monuments of the liberated territories, also restoration of our cultural events and traditions not held on our historical lands for years. So, our lands liberated from the occupation are now being revived also spiritually. The Kharybulbul Music Festival held on May 12-13 on Jydyr Plain is an obvious example of this.