February 2, 2005

Presentation of projects related to mughams was held at the Heydar Aliyev Foundation

Presentation of projects related to mughams was held at the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, September 2. President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, head of the Friends of the Azerbaijani Culture Foundation Mehriban Aliyeva attended the ceremony.

Famous musicians, musicologists, mugham masters that were invited to action held in building of Foundation saw exhibition reflecting life and activity of nationwide leader of our people, honored blessed memory of great leader.

Opening the ceremony, Mrs. Mehriban Aliyeva informed the participants on Foundation and said that major goal of Foundation is deep study of heritage of great leader and delivering it to future generations.

Talking of charity mission implemented today by Foundation, Mrs. Mehriban Aliyeva underlined that President Heydar Aliyev had always showed big attention to mugham, performers of this art. She talked of importance of presentation of these projects on Azerbaijani mughams from point of implementation of desires of nationwide leader Heydar Aliyev who has great services in creation of music traditions in Azerbaijan.

In projects "Mugham-heritage", "Mugham-destgah", "Mugham-encyclopedia", "Mugham-internet", "Mugham-anthology", "World of mugham" and "Mugham center" which were shown to ceremony participants on video, forgotten pages of this type of music were recalled, detailed information was given on every project, separate mugham parts were sounded in performance of masters of mugham.

Diversity of projects, their historical chronology and big importance created pleasant impression.

Then discussions were held at round table on projects. Musicologist Nigar Akhundova, Rector of National Music Academy Siyavush Kerimi, Pro-rector of Baku Music Academy Gulnaz Abdullazade, musicologist Hasan Adigozalzade, employee of ANAS Senuber Bagirova, professor of Baku Music Academy Zemfira Safarova, People`s Artists, President scholars Habil Aliyev, Janali Akberov, employee of "Space" TV Company Nadir Akhundov, professor of Baku Music Academy Nergiz Pashayeva, Deputy Chair of Composers Union Ramiz Zohrabov, People`s Artist Ramiz Guliyev, Department Chief at Presidential Administration Fatma Abdullazade, Head of State Records Archive Yagub Medetov, post-graduate of Baku Music Academy Aliaga Sediyev said that project is very valuable for development, protection of Azerbaijani culture, our national-moral wealth mugham and its deliverance to future generations, advanced their proposals.

It was stated that it is possible to propagate mugham, big wealth of our people, in the world in wider manner by creating world-level Mugham Center in Azerbaijan, holding mugham symposiums, sufficient coverage of mugham in mass media and realization of presented projects.

Summarizing the discussions, Mrs. Mehriban Aliyeva expressed her views, emphasized that views said in discussion will be taken into consideration, help of all people of art will be used for realization of perfect project on mugham and such meetings will be traditional.