France to host cultural events dedicated to Azerbaijan
Baku, Azerbaijan, July 29
The European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS), in co-operation with the Mayor's Office in Colmar (France) will organize a series of cultural events in Colmar on September 7-12, 2015, TEAS told Trend.
The quartet led by Emil Afrasiyab, a major artist and one of the leading exponents amongst the younger generation of Azerbaijani jazz musicians, will participate in the opening of the 20th edition of the Festival de Jazz de Colmar Sept.7.
The three remaining members of his quartet are talented French musicians - Raphael Pannier (drums), Antoine Katz (bass) and Alexandre Madeline (tenor saxophone).
The concert follows Emil's acclaimed performance in two French festivals in 2015 - the Festival Jazz à Saint-Germain des Prés in Paris and Sunnyside at Reims.
TEAS will present the exhibition Azerbaijan Through the Lens at the Pôle Média Culture Edmond Gerrer on Sept. 8-12, 2015. The exhibition provides an invaluable opportunity for the population of Colmar to discover the different facets of this country, which is located between the Caucasus Mountains and the Caspian Sea and combines elements of the Orient and the West in terms of its landscapes, culture and architecture. These photographs are the fruit of a competition organized by TEAS in 2012.
A charter of friendship and cooperation was signed between the town of Colmar and the Azerbaijani town of Sheki May 19, 2015. This charter serves to officialize the amicable relationship between the towns that dates back to 2013.