November 5, 2018

President Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva attend the inauguration of the Aghdam Mugham Centre constructed following the Heydar Aliyev Foundation’s initiative

On November 5, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva attended the inauguration of the Aghdam Mugham Centre, constructed at the initiative of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation.


According to the information given, construction of the Aghdam Mugham Centre started in October 2016, with the construction works being completed in September this year. Area of the Mugham Centre is 7782 square metres, with the construction area of 1800 square metres. The two-storied building has been constructed to high taste. Makeup, waiting, technical, administrative, secondary and other types of rooms have been created here. A workshop to repair music instruments will also function in the centre. The concert hall of this centre is distinguished by its modernity. The 328-seat concert hall has been provided with all possibilities to hold various cultural events, including mugham evenings. All possibilities have been ensured in the classrooms of the centre to master secrets of mugham.


The Aghdam Mugham Centre will function as a concert establishment.


The area where the Aghdam Mugham Centre is located has been renovated, a recreation park created in 0.6 hectare-area, strips of greenery laid out, rose shrubs planted, and an illumination system installed.


After becoming familiarized with the Mugham Centre, President Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva met with representatives of the district community and masters of art from Aghdam district.


The Head of the State addressed the meeting.


Addressing the meeting, Mehriban Aliyeva said:


- Dear friends, first of all, I want to sincerely thank you for the words you have told about my activity. Of course, a lot can be talked about the art of mugham. Mugham is a rare art type, being one of the greatest treasures of Azerbaijan. Today, we talked about the actions taken towards advancing the art of mugham. You certainly remember that first, we got together at the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and had discussions over these programmes and our future plans, then started to implement them. I want to sincerely thank each of you, as all these achievements were made possible thanks to our joint activities. We had indeed been working as a single team, discussing every new idea, thinking how to hold these contests, and what should be the next step. All these were possible thanks to only your support and participation. I want to thank you for this. Thank you very much.




People’s artists Arif Babayev, Mansim Ibrahimov, Aygun Bayramova and Ramiz Guliyev addressed the meeting.


A photo was taken at the end of the ceremony.