Press Releases

17/08/2015

Press Release: Ronnie Scott’s jazz club ranks amongst the most pre-eminent in Europe. Founded by the eponymous late British bebop saxophonist in 1959, it has played host to some of the world’s leading jazz musicians and singers over nearly six decades. On 10 August, a capacity audience of London’s jazz cognoscenti had chance to experience the music of a great Azerbaijani pianist born exactly 30 years after the club was founded – Isfar Sarabski, in a concert sponsored by The European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS).

17/08/2015

Press Release: On 19 May, a charter of friendship and co-operation was signed between the town of Colmar and the Azerbaijani town of Sheki. This charter serves to officialise the amicable relationship between the towns that dates back to 2013.

Although culture is not the sole element in defining a country, it is a key force in developing understanding and dialogue between nations. Consequently, TEAS France, in co-operation with the Mayor’s Office in Colmar, are organising a series of cultural events in Colmar from 7–12 September 2015.

17/08/2015

Endless Corridor, Lithuanian director Aleksandras Brokas’ film about the Khojaly Massacre, is attracting more recognition on the international festival circuit. Following its Best of Show Award in the US-based Accolade Global Film Competition, the film has picked up two more prestigious awards.

On 10 July, the Tenerife International Film Festival in Madrid declared Endless Corridor to be the Best Documentary, and Aleksandras Brokas as the Best Director of a Documentary. 

31/07/2015

Press Release: Around 100 business leaders, diplomats and professionals met in Baku on 6 July during the Business Forum France–Azerbaijan–Turkey: Three Countries, One Partnership. This provided them with the opportunity to share their knowledge on sustainable city development and agriculture and learn about the prospects for co-operation in the Azerbaijani market.

31/07/2015

Press Release: The visit on 8 July to leading London think-tank The Royal Institute of International Affairs by the controversial Bako Sahakyan (head of the illegal Armenian occupying regime in Nagorno-Karabakh) has resulted in a noisy protest in Central London by Azerbaijani students and professionals, standing alongside supporters of international law from the UK, Turkey and other countries. The protest attracted coverage from the Azerbaijani and UK media.

20/07/2015

Press Release: The visit on 8 July to leading London think-tank The Royal Institute of International Affairs by the controversial Bako Sahakyan (head of the illegal Armenian occupying regime in Nagorno-Karabakh) has resulted in a noisy protest in Central London by Azerbaijani students and professionals, standing alongside supporters of international law from the UK, Turkey and other countries. The protest attracted coverage from the Azerbaijani and UK media.

17/07/2015

Press Release: On 1 July, the book Khojaly Witness of a War Crime: Armenia in the Dock was launched in the House of Lords. The event was hosted by Lord Kilclooney and organised by The European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS). Those attending included Lord Foulkes, Lord Addington and Bob Blackman MP.

10/07/2015

Press Release: Following a landmark decision by the President of the Belgian Senate, the stark photos of Azerbaijani internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees went on display for one week amidst the neoclassical surroundings of the Belgian Senate in Brussels on 16 June in commemoration of UN World Refugee Day.

09/07/2015

Press Release: In celebration of the opening ceremony of the Baku2015 European Games, the French office of The European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS) foundation and the Azerbaijani Embassy in France invited more than 60 people to the Azerbaijani Cultural Centre in Paris to view a live screening of the event on channel Equipe21. This was followed by a cocktail reception, accompanied by the best in Azerbaijani cuisine.

09/07/2015

Press Release: Azerbaijani classical pianist Saida Zulfugarova, who is no stranger to the stage of the Sorbonne, has duetted with Sahib Pashazade – a leading exponent of the Azerbaijani tar – to dazzle more than 200 Parisian musical connoisseurs with a concert entitled Les Traditions en mode classique. The concert took place on 8June in the historical Amphitheatre of La Sorbonne, named after Cardinal Richelieu, its most prominent student and later headmaster.

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