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International Mugham Center

Baku, Azerbaijan

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.

Mugham is a genre included in the representative list of the UNESCO Intagible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The Mugham Center built on initiative of the First Lady of Azerbaijan, Mehriban Aliyeva.

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. Young performers get aware of the art of mugham which has a special role in the Azerbaijani music culture. The center hosts famous masters, mugham evenings, international conferences as well as festivals.

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