International magazine is an independent publication committed
to the discussion of issues related to Azerbaijanis around the
quarterly since 1993. Contains about 100 pages each issue.
Contains more than 2200 articles on a wide range of subjects
including art, music, literature, health, environment, international
relations, business, trends and transitions.
Publisher: Pirouz Khanlou
- Los Angeles
- Box 5217, Sherman
Oaks, CA 91413, USA
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1. U.S. Embassy in Baku: The 2009 Recipient of the Hafiz Pashayev Award for Promotion of U.S. Azerbaijan Relations by the Embassy of the United States of America in Baku “for bringing Azerbaijani Culture to America via Azerbaijan International and working tireless to build lasting bridges between the United States and Azerbaijan Through Cultural, Humanitarian and Educational Exchanges."
Presented by U.S. Ambassador Anne Derse to Azerbaijan International at the American Anbassador's residence on July 3, 2009. This was only the second time this award had been given. The previous year, it had been given to Hafiz Pashayev.
2. Named “Best Magazine of the Year - 2007” in Azerbaijan by New Writers and Artists for “promotion of Azerbaijani history, literature, culture and realities throughout the world."
Azerbaijan International's Web sites
1. AZER.com (created
"Largest Web site in the World About Azerbaijan"
Most articles that have been published in the quarterly magazine
since 1993 are available to read or print. Nearly 2,500 articles
and 6,200 photos
More than 165 music samples
Azerbaijani Literature - More than 65 authors in Azeri and English
3. AZgallery.org (created 1999)
the Little Known World of Azerbaijani Art"
More than 4,000 samples of art are on display from more than
"Celebrating the Legacy of Azerbaijan's Great Composer
Uzeyir Hajibeyov (1885-1948)"
Quality items from Azerbaijan: CDs, Books, Dictionaries and more.
Currently more than 325 quality items for sale.
Coming soon in 2011
GOOGLE: Azerbaijan International is listed on first page for entry "Azerbaijan" (2011) with more than 71 million entries.
WIKIPEDIA: More than 375 links from WIKIPEDIA.org to AZER.com, the world’s most popular encyclopedia on the Internet.
5th Jubilee of Azerbaijan International
Heydar Aliyev's Speech
(Akhundov Library in Baku, November 20, 1997)
Produced Azerbaijan - Land of Fire, the first photo book about contemporary Azerbaijan
since Independence (1991). Sponsored by British
and Statoil Alliance, 168 pages, Copyright 1996. Second printing -
July 1998. Soft or hard bound versions are available from Azerbaijan
International at AI
1. Surkhai Alasgarov - The Golden Ring"
This CD features Surkhai
in Russian), 14-year-old vocal prodigy,
singing with the Azerbaijan State Chamber Orchestra (Yashar Imanov,
conductor). This album includes both popular songs and opera
favorites in Azeri and Russian. 1996. Available from AI
Music Series of Azerbaijan - 6 CDs
Music of Azerbaijan," the first classical music CD series
ever made in Azerbaijan. This collection of 6 CDs includes: (1)
Symphonic, (2) Ballet, (3) Concerto, (4) Piano, (5) Opera and
(6) Chamber Music-was sponsored by Amoco. The set includes 74 works by 15 composers which
were all performed in Baku in January and February 1997 by the
Azerbaijan State Symphony Orchestra (Yalchin Adigozalov, conductor)
and the Azerbaijan State Chamber Orchestra (Yashar Imanov, conductor).
The CD collection premiered at Baku's Opera Theater in June 1997.
Available in CD or cassette albums (individually or as a set)
3. Tofig Guliyev - "Songs of the Heart"
Production of the first CD album of Tofig Guliyev's "Songs of the Heart" which
includes previously recorded performances by Rashid Behbudov, Shovkat Alakbarova and others. For the first
time in the history of the country, the song lyrics are printed
in Azeri Latin script in the CD booklet. Sponsored by British Petroleum and Statoil. ©
Hajibeyov - 7 CDs
Hajibeyov's most Famous Operas and Musical Comedies:
- (Vol 1 and 2)
- (Vol 4 and 5)
(Vol 6 and 7)
Sponsored by Statoil.
Produced by Azerbaijan
International. © 2001. For Librettos in Azeri Latin or in English
translation, see HAJIBEYOV.com. Available: AI
5. Ilgar Muradov - "Gurban Adina"
Enjoy folk and composed songs performed by Ilgar Muradov. Includes
the following songs: Gurban Adina, Bana-Bana Gal (Come to Me),
O Gozlar (Those Eyes), Otushur Zaman (Time Passes), Lachin, Asgarin
Ariyasi (Asgar's Aria), Bulag Usta (On the Spring), Omrumun Istayi
(The Desire of My Life), Labi-Lab, Sari Galin, Badamli. ©
2003. Azerbaijan International Magazine. Baku, Azerbaijan. Available: AI
6. Vagif Mustafazade, Mugham Jazz Pianist
Set of six CDs. ©2004.
1. "Global Horizons: President Aliyev's Visit to the
USA" which chronicles President Heydar Aliyev's first official
10-day visit to the United States in August 1997. The book contains
64 pages, 115 photos, all color, available in soft and hard bound
versions. The English version was sponsored by Amoco, Chevron, Exxon and Mobil. The Azeri (Latin script) version was
sponsored by Texaco. Request from Azerbaijan International.
Book of Short Stories in English since Independence. Mir
Jalal: Dried Up in Meetings and other Short Stories. Edited and published a book of ten short
stories written by Mir Jalal Pashayev (1908-1978). This is the
first book in the Azerbaijan Literature Series to be published
by Azerbaijan International. Mir Jalal's Stories satirize the
Soviet bureaucracy of the 1930s -1970s. It is the first time
a book has been published of Mir Jalal's works in English. Translation
from Azerbaijani to English by Dr. Hasan Javadi. Available from
Azerbaijan International at AI
© September 1998. AI
Broker - Consultant
1. First major
Azerbaijani-English Dictionary in the linguistic history
of the country. Instrumental in identifying the need to publish
the first Azerbaijani-English
editor Betty Blair connected Exxon with the Institute
of Foreign Languages where the Vice-Rector, Oruj
Musayev, had spent 25 years
with a linguistic team to compile a 45,000 term, 648-page Azeri-English
dictionary. This work enables Azerbaijanis to learn English directly
from Azeri instead of having to master Russian first. AI
2. Exxon sponsored
the printing of both the Cyrillic version (October 1995) as well
as the Latin script version (June 1998). Copies are available from
Azerbaijan International or from the Institute of Foreign Languages
in Baku. In 2003, the English-Azerbaijani
published. Available at AI
Center in Refugee Camp. Instrumental in identifying the need for a Sports
Center for Sabirabad Refugee camp. AI introduced Arco to the idea of building a recreational facility
for young people at Sabirabad's largest refugee camp where 12,000
people are living. Completed Summer 1997.
in identifying the need of refurbishing and re-equipping the
Baku Blood Center for Texaco. With the collapse of the Soviet Union
and the breaking of supply lines, Azerbaijan desperately needs
a reliable, clean blood supply so that blood can be collected,
stored and tested for communicable diseases such as hepatitis,
has been extremely beneficial to families who have children with
chronic blood diseases such as hemophilia and thalassemia who
need frequent blood transfusions not to mention patients with
heart and kidney diseases, cancer, women in child birth and victims
of traumatic accidents. Presently, patients must identify their
own blood donors themselves.
Two floors of
one of the wings of the Blood Center Clinic were totally refurbished
by Texaco. Now equipment is being shipped to Baku that includes
centrifuges, refrigerators, transformers and reagents. Winter
Philharmonic Symphony. Instrumental in identifying needs of the Children's
Philharmonic of the Bul-bul School of Music with Texaco. This dynamic, hard-working and extraordinarily
talented group of children have formed an orchestra in November
1996 under the leadership of Azer Rezayev. $50,000 worth of instruments
(violins, etc) and musical equipment was donated to this school.
Completed July 1998.
Music Ensemble. Identifying needs of this group to be able to
continue their development of ancient repertoire and ancient
musical instruments. In progress - July 1998 with Texaco. Edited English for the book
featuring these medieval instruments created by Majnun Karimov.
Video - "Lost
Generation: Section 907 and the Refugees in Azerbaijan." Azerbaijan International's
editor, Betty Blair, who has spent considerable time in the refugee
camps, was interviewed in this video along with Lawrence Eagleburger
(former U.S. Secretary of State under President George H.W. Bush)
and Farshad Rastegar (Director of Relief International). This
video describes the tragic living conditions of nearly 1 million
Azerbaijani refugees and the negative impact the U.S. Congressional
legislature has had on the refugees by denying any U.S. aid to
be directed to the Azerbaijani government.
(Washington, D.C.) produced the video under the sponsorship of
Frontera Resources. English and Azerbaijani language copies may
be obtained from Frontera
In U.S., contact: Bob Berls at (703) 978-9290 or Fax: (703) 426-8594.
Available since October 1998.
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