Azerbaijan will hold Nasimi Festival of Poetry, Arts, and Spirituality from September 28 until October 1.
The festival, dedicated to the work of Imadaddin Nasimi (1369-1417), one of the brilliant poets and thinkers of the East, is aimed at glorifying and perpetuating his poetry and art.
The festival will be implemented under the organization of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and support of Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Culture.
Poetry of the great Imadaddin Nasimi, who lived six centuries ago, is peculiar not only in its brilliant skillfulness, but also in its deep sense and convincing sincerity, calling everyone to plunge into thoughts about the mystery of being and to look into the deepest layers of the soul.
As of last year, the festival will be held under the slogans “Beyond the limited self”, reflecting the philosophical views of the poet, and “I am a particle, I am the sun” which are the poet’s lines.
The program of the large-scale event will cover various types of art and knowledge fields. During the festival, programs will be organized in various places in Baku, as well as in Shamakhi, the native city of the poet. This year modern art installation dedicated to Imadaddin Nasimi will be opened in Shamakhi. At the contest, young poets will present works inspired by the genius of Nasimi. As part of the festival, Azerbaijani folk musical compositions and musical works calling for spirituality will be performed.
Note that President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has declared 2019 as a Year of Nasimi in the country taking into account the 650th anniversary of the great Azerbaijani poet Imadaddin Nasimi.