Baku, Azerbaijan – The Republic of Azerbaijan is set to host the Days of Culture of the Republic of Kazakhstan from December 2 to 5, TuraNews.kz reports.
The cultural exchange was initiated during the official visit of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev to Kazakhstan, where President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev emphasized the crucial role of cultural interaction in fortifying Kazakh-Azerbaijani relations. This visit resulted in a mutual agreement to organize Culture Days in both countries.
Commencing in Baku on December 2, the events aim to bring the peoples of Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan closer, providing a platform to explore their shared history and rich cultural heritage.
As part of the cultural festivities, the folklore and ethnographic ensemble “HasSak” will present a solo concert. Over the past decade, the ensemble has been dedicated to revitalizing unique genres of Kazakh traditional music while incorporating modern trends and promoting traditional art through performances on national instruments.
Additionally, residents and visitors of Baku will have the opportunity to witness the play “Karagoz” performed by the Kazakh State Academic Theater for Children and Youth, named after Gabit Musrepov.
The main highlights of the cultural exchange are scheduled for December 4. The Minister of Culture and Information of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Aida Balaeva, will participate in an exhibition showcasing 46 unique works by Kazakh artists, representing various genres and styles. Each piece offers a fresh perspective on Kazakh art and culture.
The Days of Culture will culminate with a grand gala concert featuring esteemed Kazakh artists. The lineup includes People’s Artist of Kazakhstan Roza Rymbaeva, Order of “Kurmet” holder Zarina Altynbaeva, and Honored Workers of Kazakhstan Alisher Karimov, Medet Chotabaev, and Aigerim Beketaeva. The state dance ensemble “Saltanat,” and musical groups such as “IL Canto,” “Violas,” “T&Y,” the “Azerbaijan State Song and Dance Ensemble named after Fikret Amirov,” and the renowned group “Ulytau” will also participate.
It is worth noting that plans are underway to reciprocate this cultural exchange in 2024, with the Days of Azerbaijani Culture scheduled to take place in Kazakhstan.