BAKU, Azerbaijan, Apr. 4
The present 12 months’s Muslim Arts and Cultural Competition (McFest) concluded on Sunday, April 4, with the participation of Azerbaijan. A extremely revered and revered visitor from Azerbaijan, Nice Britain and America participated within the work of this outstanding occasion. Stopping Islamophobia, bringing Muslim and non-Muslim communities collectively and selling peace and tolerance had been the primary targets and themes of the competition.
Host from Qaisra Shahraz, MBE, Founder and Government Director of MACFEST, UK
Host and organizer Leyla Kasimova from Azerbaijan, an alumna from the College of Manchester, expressed her gratitude to all of the visitors and members on the finish and highlighted the significance of selling peace and tolerance, stating that “our common values bring us together Keep and make differences. We respect each other. “
The chief visitors added worth and particular which means to the competition by way of their ideas and private experiences:
Professor Akbar S. Ahmad, anthropologist, poet, playwright, a scholar of Islam, filmmaker and former ambassador. He has been acknowledged by the BBC as “the world’s leading authority on contemporary Islam” and has been included within the checklist of 100 influential Muslims. He’s at the moment Ibn Khaldun President of Islamic Research and Professor of Islamic Relations at American College in Washington
Jonathan Davidson, poet, author, literature activist, director of Birmingham Literature Competition and chief executive-writing Westland
Sajjad Karim, British politician and former MEP, chairman of the European Union-Azerbaijan parliamentary delegation
Dr. Patrick Walsh, historian and writer of books on the South Caucasus
Mike Schaft, who has spent greater than 40 years of his life in British Broadcasting. Throughout his profession, Dasta has produced applications for Piccadilly Radio, Jazz FM, BBC Radio Manchester
Dr. Ravan Hasanov, govt director of the Baku Worldwide Middle of Multiculturalism, former advisor to the presidential administration in Azerbaijan
Rufat Hasanov, Movie Director, Head of the Division of Cinema within the Ministry of Tradition of Azerbaijan
The organizers specific their particular gratitude for:
Fund for help to Azerbaijan Diaspora (FSAD), Ministry of Tradition of Azerbaijan and Baku Inventive for supplies and technical help
Farid Mirzoyev, an artist and sculptor, demonstrated non secular variety in Azerbaijan by way of up to date artwork.
Historian Kerim Sultanov knowledgeable the visitors concerning the transition from varied religions and the adoption of Islam by the inhabitants of Azerbaijan within the Center Ages.
Professional. Tahir Amirsalanov, chef and president of the Nationwide Culinary Affiliation of Azerbaijan, gave useful perception into the wealthy traditions of nationwide delicacies of Azerbaijan by way of historic retrospective.
Yashar Gulzadeh, who supplied useful details about the horses of Karabakh – a logo of nationwide satisfaction of Azerbaijan
PHD. Dressmaker Gulnara Khalilova showcased the distinctive options of nationwide jewelery and nationwide costumes in her internationally acknowledged assortment
Firakanz Museva, head of the Division of Worldwide Relations and Innovation, consultant of the Nationwide Carpet Museum, highlighted the historic background of the carpets after the Seventeenth-century video “Gasimushagi” carpets throughout his speech.