For Immediate Release
Contact: Rachel Mauro
Phone: 202-349-3796

The Karabakh Foundation Invites You to Celebrate Novruz with
TURKSOY: Music and Dance of the Turkish World
March 28, 2011
The Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20009



Washington, D.C., March 18, 2011 Join the Karabakh Foundation on March 28 at the historic Lincoln Theatre in a celebration of Novruz with more than 140 singers, dancers, and musicians from eleven Turkic nations! TURKSOY: Music and Dance of the Turkic World is an once-in-a-lifetime performance of entrancing dancers in elaborate costumes accompanied by traditional instruments and age-old songs of the regions. Tickets are free; reservations are required. Visit

Novruz is the New Year observed at the rebirth of spring by Turkic peoples around the world. The talented performers collaborating in this joyous celebration of Novruz come from the Republics of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey, and Turkmenistan, as well as the Russian Federation’s Republics of Bashkortostan, Tatarstan, and Tiva; the Ukrainian Autonomous Republic of Crimea, and the Moldovan Autonomous Region of Gagauzia.

TURKSOY: Music and Dance of the Turkic World is cosponsored by the Karabakh Foundation, the U.S. Azeris Network, and the U.S. Turkic Network, with the support of the embassies of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkey, and Turkmenistan.

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About the Karabakh Foundation
The Karabakh Foundation is a U.S. 501(c)(3) cultural charity foundation based in Washington, D.C., that seeks to increase awareness and understanding in the United States of the cultural heritage and traditions of the country of Azerbaijan, the Caucasus area, and the Karabakh region of Azerbaijan. While coalescing significant artistic and scholarly talent, the Foundation is nurturing a new generation of artists and scholars toward important accomplishments.

The Foundation serves as a dynamic facilitator and clearinghouse raising the public profile of Azerbaijan, its Karabakh region, and the Caucasus region in general. Main activities include preserving and disseminating cultural content via archival collecting, public programs, publications, exhibitions, speaking forums, international collaborations, scholarly exchange, artistic sponsorship, and related venues.

Foundation support comes primarily from Khazar University, the first private university in Azerbaijan and one of the country’s leading institutions of higher learning. Support also comes from the U.S.-based Allaverdy Foundation. Additional information about the Karabakh Foundation may be found at


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