Azerbaijan was represented for the first time at the festival of Muslim art and culture
The Festival of Muslim Art and Culture (MACFEST) was organized internationally for the first time this year, and our country was represented at the festival with the financial support of the Fund for Support to Azerbaijani Diaspora.
The festival is aimed at fighting Islamophobia, as well as bringing together Muslim and non-Muslim communities. The festival, hosted by MACFEST founder and CEO Gaisra Shahraz, was attended by prominent BBC journalists and former diplomats. At this prestigious event, our country was represented by officials representing various fields and institutions, well-known figures of culture and art.
A video on Christian (Albanian) and Muslim historical monuments in our country, and detailed information on the history of religious monuments were presented to the participants of the event, which took place in video format. The festival also provided extensive information about the city of Shusha, the cultural capital of Azerbaijan, demonstrated videos about our national cuisine, national costumes, Karabakh horses, and provided detailed information about carpet-making, which has a special place in the history of our national culture.
At the end of the event, samples of Azerbaijani national music were performed.
The author of the project of Azerbaijan's participation in the festival is a graduate of the University of Manchester Leyla Gasimova.