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Art & Culture

From mugham, the musical art form of the Caucasus, to street art, art and culture are what define the human spirit. Explore more with us.

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    Elnara Nasirli's latest exhibition: exploring artistic flow and human experience
    As Elnara Nasirli's recent exhibition in Baku comes to an end, Trudy Ross looks at the themes and inspiration...
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    Gazelli Art House's digital exhibition: a dialogue across generations
    Digital art is often thought of as a newborn medium of the future. Gazelli Art House's latest exhibition, however,...
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    How Beeple changed the art world
    Mike Winklemann, AKA Beeple, shot to fame after his digital artwork EVERYDAY: THE FIRST 5000 DAYS became the first...
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    Sana Rezwan on South Asian art and philanthropy
    Sana Rezwan is a thoroughly modern entrepreneur and philanthropist, living and working in London, then New York, before recently...
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    Diana Hajiyeva on being part of Baku's 18th International Jazz Festival
    Ahead of Baku's 18th international Jazz Festival, Trudy Ross speaks to local musician, Diana Hajiyeva, lead singer of Dihaj,...
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  • A man wearing a blue shirt and a bracelet using a harmonica
    Gregoire Maret on Jazz and Azerbaijain
    Ahead of Baku's 18th International Jazz Festival, we speak to one of the headline performers, grammy award winner, Gregoire...
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  • Wide glassy river bank surrounded by trees below a twilight sky
    Travelling Botswana on Eco-safari
    Camp Xakanaxa, on the Khwai River bank Ella Johnson travels through Botswana on an eco-safari, where the highlight is encountering...
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    Sophie Neuendorf's favourite art shows this season
    As Vice President of Artnet, Sophie Neuendorf has a unique view of upcoming events in the art world. Here...
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    Celebrating Baku's 18th International Jazz Festival
    As this year's Baku International Jazz Festival prepares to open, Baku magazine explores the history of the festival and...
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    Aida Mahmudova’s latest exhibition at Yarat Contemporary Art Space
    Azerbaijani artist, Aida Mahmudova, who is also the founder of Yarat Contemporary Art Space presents Heaven Can Wait ....
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  • Two men sitting on chairs in a room with wine bottles
    How the Gardabani Group is bringing Azerbaijani wines to the west
    Natik Musaev is the co-founder of the Gardabani Group, a wine and spirits distributor that represents wines from all...
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    Kulm Hotel, St Moritz, Review
    The hotel that invented the winter holiday also offers an escape from over-sultry summers – as well as some...
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    Soroka Concept Store: Bringing parts of the world to Azerbaijan
    Jamila Asgarova followed her passion of collecting small trinkets from around the world and turned it into a thriving...
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    Uventa: The brand showcasing Baku fashion to the world
    Fashion designers in Azerbaijan are often influenced by the country's nature and landscapes. Khayala Asadova founded Uventa in 2012,...
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