Monday, July 09, 2007

Dancing...and...national costumes of Azerbaijan...







Azerbaijani people love dancing to their national music (we love dancing to any music of course but especially to the national one). Sometimes we dance so much in the weddings that we forget to eat and return home hungry…Also we have a saying “Mahnı sümüyümä düşür” that would sound in English somehow like “My bones move to this song”. We like listening to music although this has some drawbacks as well because in some parts of the city music in shops or other public places is very loud and one is obliged to listen to it even if he doesn’t want to, another issue here is an extremely loud music in the weddings, which is very annoying to most of the guests (young people do not care of course:)...they say that one of the reasons of this loudness is that musicians are able to hide bad quality or falsely music. I would also say that Azerbaijani language is musical as well, we have letters like soft “a”, “u”, “o”, “g” and “q” in the alphabet and intonation is a bit melodic…

Here is the photo taken in Sheki Khan Palace during the art event. This is a group of dancers showing a performance. Nowadays no one is wearing a national costume in every day life or even to some special occasions unfortunately. Only dancers and performers wear them…Usually the costumes for girls are very colorful and bright with lots of embroidery which I think is quite nice...
Have a good week!



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11 comments:

lv2scpbk said...

I really like the 2nd photo with those blue dresses.

Steve Buser said...

Thanks for sharing. I love to get a daily dose of customs and costumes from other countries. Yours are especially bright and uplifting.
New Orleans Daily Photo

Abraham Lincoln said...

Beautiful post and pictures.

Brookville Daily Photo

Saifullah Solenkhi said...

Wow cool, friends from Azerbaijan and also Sheki has send me some azeri music, really nice, now i must request for video also, awesome

Lilly said...

Thank you for a lovely post.

Ayten said...

Thank you all for your beautiful comments and support.

ozgur said...

Hi,

what a beatiful city and blog. I visited only Baku and I'm learning Sheki now :)

with regards

ozgur
istanbul

armandcarlo said...

my son's school held a contest to commemorate united nations day and he was one of the participants (6 years old). we decided to have him represent a un member country that is not familiar to everybody. we did an on line research and came up and decided on choosing Azerbaijan. We used the pictures you posted here and copied their costumes. We won the grand prize. Also it was a very learning experience because everyone got to know a few details about this country. Thank you so much for your post.it was a very very big help.

PrettyAngel said...

Hi,
I would like to know more about the culture, traditional costumes,etc of Azerbaijan. We are actually working on the makings of the Azerbaijan costumes. Do you think you can advise or share with me?

Regards,
Rawiwan (Singapore)

thaiq8 said...

everything amazing in azerbaijan
people , nature , history , food
& cultural


Sultan
Kuwait

Ayten Qiyas-Rustamova said...

Thank you for your kind words!