International Mugham Center of Azerbaijan

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International Mugham Center of Azerbaijan
General information
Type Performance venue, studio, museum
Architectural style Modern architecture
Location Baku, Azerbaijan
Completed 29 December 2008
Owner Azerbaijani Government
Technical details
Floor count 3
Floor area 7,500 square meters

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.

Overview of the center[edit]

The Mugham Center was built on initiative of the First Lady of Azerbaijan, Mehriban Aliyeva. Mugham is a genre included in the representative list of the UNESCO Intagible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.[1][2] The construction of the building started in April, 2005. The center covers 7,500 square meters and has 3 stories.[3] The funding was provided by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation.[4] 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. The center also has a club, restaurant, study halls and record studios. The official opening of the International Mugham Center took place on December 27, 2008.[5] The center hosts mugham festivals, concerts, and recitals of various singers and performers.



  1. ^ "Azerbaijan's First Lady and UNESCO Director - General Visit "International Mugam Center"". Mugham Radio. Baku. 30 July 2010. Archived from the original on February 16, 2010. Retrieved 3 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "Mugham Centre opened in Azerbaijan". News.Az. Baku. 23 October 2009. Retrieved 3 August 2010. 
  3. ^ "Azerbaijan's first lady, UNESCO director-general visit International Mugham Center in Baku". Today. Baku. 30 July 2010. Retrieved 3 August 2010. 
  4. ^ Agayeva, S. (11 November 2009). "Mugham, a national heritage of Azerbaijan, is a pearl of the world music art: Mehriban Aliyeva". Trend News Agency. Baku. Retrieved 3 August 2010. 
  5. ^ Rahilqizi, Afet (23 October 2009). "Beynəlxalq Muğam Mərkəzinə direktor təyin edildi". ANS. Baku. Retrieved 3 August 2010. 

External links[edit]

  • About the Center: website of Azerbaijan Ministry of Culture and Tourism, accessed 25.10.2014

Coordinates: 40°21′39″N 49°50′06″E / 40.36083°N 49.83500°E / 40.36083; 49.83500