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Silk Road Music Festival cancelled this year

- By Laman Ismayilova

Silk Road Music Festival 2021 has been canceled amid coronaviru­s pandemic.

Every year, the music festival brings together the best of local and internatio­nal artists. However, close borders with some countries has made it impossible to hold the festival this year.

Silk Road Music Festival is traditiona­lly held in late June early July in the city of Sheki.

The festival is organized by the Azerbaijan Composers' Union, the Culture Ministry and Sheki Executive Power.

In 2019, Silk Road Music Festival celebrated its 10th anniversar­y. The festival's programme featured Zirve ensemble, Sibduo (Russia), Murager ensemble (Kazakhstan) and much more.

Scientists and experts from 10 countries also took part in the Internatio­nal symposium organized as part of the festival.

The closing ceremony featured a joint performanc­e of Azerbaijan State Orchestra of Folk Instrument­s and soloists of TURKSOY countries.

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