For Immediate Release
Contact: Rachel Mauro, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Karabakh Foundation presents Rhythms of Azerbaijan:
The Natig Rhythm Group and The Rast Group
Washington, D.C. March 16, 2011 The Karabakh Foundation invites the community to an exhilarating night of Azerbaijani music on March 24, at 7:00 pm, at the historic Lincoln Theatre. Sponsored by Azercell, this free concert features the classic percussion sounds of The Natig Rhythm Group and the innovative fusion jazz of The Rast Group.
Register for this free concert are available at http://azercell.eventbrite.com. Reservations are required. The concert will appeal to families and to a wide range of musical tastes.
Rhythms of Azerbaijan will present two different views of Azerbaijan’s rich musical heritage, past and present. The Natig Rhythm Group has excited audiences around the world with their lively and fast-paced combination of drums and traditional stringed instruments. The Rast Group's award-winning blend of classical Azerbaijani songs and contemporary jazz brings East and West together to create a new and stirring sound.
The Lincoln Theatre was once one of Washington’s premier concert halls, hosting all the jazz greats of the 20th century, including Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, and many others. Now beautifully renovated to its original glory and again hosting top performers musicians, the Lincoln Theatre is a jewel of the U Street Corridor’s vibrant music scene.
More information about Rhythms of Azerbaijan and the Karabakh Foundation’s presentations of Azerbaijani and Caucasus culture is available at http://karabakhfoundation.org/pages/what-we-do/upcoming-events/.
About the Karabakh Foundation
The Karabakh Foundation 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. Additional information about the Karabakh Foundation may be found at www.karabakhfoundation.org.