President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has today unveiled a monument to great opera singer, People’s Artist of USSR Bulbul in Baku.
The Head of State was warmly welcomed by prominent Azerbaijani musicians and foreign guests. President Ilham Aliyev was told the monument was made by honoured artist Akif Asgarov. The monument is 4.6 meters in height.
The Head of State laid flowers at the monument. President Ilham Aliyev addressed the unveiling ceremony.
Rector of the Baku Music Academy, People`s artist Farhad Badalbayli, People`s Artist Arif Babayev, chair of the jury of the 4th Bulbul International Contest of Vocalists Sergei Leiferkus, artistic director of the contest Robert Koerner, son of the prominent singer Polad Bulbuloglu spoke of Bulbul`s role in developing the Azerbaijani music.
Polad Bulbuloglu thanked the Azerbaijani leader for his attention to his father`s memory.
President Ilham Aliyev posed for photographs together with family members of Bulbul, and spoke with the guests who gathered for the ceremony.