International Mugham Center of Azerbaijan, Baku

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The International Mugham Center of Azerbaijan is a center of Azerbaijani arts and music aiming to promote, preserve and popularize the specific genre of Azerbaijani music, mugham. It is located in Baku Boulevard, in downtown Baku.Overview of the centerThe Mugham Center was built on initiative of the First Lady of Azerbaijan, Mehriban Aliyeva. Mugham is a genre included in the representative list of the UNESCO Intagible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The construction of the building started in April, 2005. The center covers 7,500 square meters and has 3 stories. The funding was provided by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation. The design of the building was based on the elements and shapes of the tar, an Azeri musical instrument used in performing mugham. The concert hall fits 350 people. The center also has a club, restaurant, study halls and record studios. The official opening of the International Mugham Center took place on December 27, 2008. The center hosts mugham festivals, concerts, and recitals of various singers and performers.Photos
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  • To my shame just recently hit the Mugham Centre. The building itself is just gorgeous inside and out. Along the walls of the Hall are busts of meters of mugham. And a miracle-excellent acoustics and comfortable armchairs. But the main thing is the Mugam melodies and voices sing as a balm for the soul-here it is Nirvana!
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  • Mugam genre of instrumental music of Azerbaijan, declared by UNESCO a masterpiece of oral national creativity. The mugham Centre have an opportunity to hear this kind of folk art. The truth is it happens infrequently.
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  • In Baku that not building something architectural masterpiece. International Center of mugham, which is located on the picturesque promenade, its shape recalls the ancient local folk stringed instrument. Tar-the main instrument for the performance of mugham music, which originates in the depth of millennia. It was so unique and rich sound that, in 2005, the UNESCO included the Mugam in the Golden list of cultural heritage of mankind. This fantastic music can be hear the international mugham Center in Baku. Here you can hear contemporary jazz-Mugam, which certainly will not leave you indifferent.
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  • Terrorist music place.Azerbaijan sucks,with its crazy dictatorship and no freedoms
  • a must see if you visit Baku
  • Some people say, viewed from above, the building looks like Mugam :-)