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09 April 2010 [17:37] - Today.Az
Azerbaijani Mugham performed by People's Artist Alim Gasimov will be first performed in the Vatican.
The concert of Azerbaijani famous mugham vocalist Alim Gasimov will be organized at the University of St. Thomas at the Vatican, on April 15, with the assistance of the Azerbaijani Embassy, the Azerbaijani Ministry of Culture and Tourism in cooperation with Vatican's Ministry of Culture, Azerbaijani ambassador to France, accredited to the Holy Altar Elchin Amirbayov said.
Azerbaijani Minister of Culture and Tourism Abulfaz Garayev will visit the Vatican next week.
Archbishop Ravasi will listen to Azerbaijani mugham vocalist together with Garayev, ambassador said.
Participation of Vatikan's Minister of Culture at the concert shows the great importance attached by the Holy Altar to Azerbaijan, the diplomat said.
It is expected that Azerbaijani Minister of Culture will meet with Archbishop Ravasi.
Ambassador said that Vatican's culture minister plans to visit Azerbaijan in June.