Concert of Azerbaijani, Greek and French musicians held in Baku


On the occasion of the month of “La Francophonie” in Azerbaijan, The Embassy of France, the Embassy of Greece and International Eurasia Press Fund (IEPF) organized Concert of Azerbaijani-Greek-French music at International Mugham Centre on Saturday, the 1st of April.

Famous Azerbaijani Singer Gochag Asgarov and his prominent musicians, together with Greek singers Eleni and Souzana Vougioukli, and singer from France, Pier de Tregomain held music festival for concert attendees.

The concert brought together a number of governmental officials, MPs, representatives of diplomatic corps, ambassadors, cultural and art figures.

In his opening remarks, IEPF’s President, Umud Mirzayev calling the music “language of peace”, said that such events make a significant contribution to the development of cultural relations between the nations.

Calling the International Mugham Center as one of the most beautiful cultural achievements of independent Azerbaijan, IEPF President stated that the center hosted numerous concerts.

U. Mirzayev expressed his gratitude to the other organizers of the event, Greek Ambassador Dimitrios G. Tsoungas, French Ambassador Aurelia Bouchez and leadership of the International Mugham Center for their support on organizing concert.

Highlighting the importance of holding concert on the traditional Francophone month, the time that 274 million French-speaking people over the world celebrate Francophone, Umud Mirzayev invited Greek and the French ambassadors to the stage.

Speaking about international events that took place in Azerbaijan Dimitrios G. Tsoungas and Aurelia Bouchez stated such projects would contribute to developing cultural relations between the participating countries.

At the event musicians - Gochag Asgarov ,Eleni and Souzana Vougioukli and Pier de Tregomain were awarded with  an Honorary diploma of IEPF’s Cultural Ambassador for contributing to the development of cultural relations between people and promoting universal peace and friendship.

Note that the Francophone, the term was used in 1880 for the first time.

The term francophonie refers to the global community of French-speaking peoples, comprising a network of private and public organizations promoting equal ties among countries where French people or France played a significant historical role, culturally, militarily or politically. French geographer Onésime Reclus coined the word Francophonie in 1880 to refer to the community of people and countries using the French language. The modern organization was created in 1970.

 The former Secretary-General of the United Nations Boutros Boutros-Ghali was the first secretary-general of La Francophone.