Seyyid Yahya Bakuvi: expression of tolerance - Commemoration (conference and exhibition)

When :

from Tuesday 22 October, 2013
15:00
to Tuesday 22 October, 2013
18:00

Type of event :

Специальное мероприятие

Where :

UNESCO Headquarters - Siège de l'UNESCO, 125, avenue de Suffren, 75007, Paris, France

Contact :

dl.azerbaijan@unesco-delegations.org, 01 45 68 28 77

WARNING, PROGRAM MODIFIED: cultural evening cancelled
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- symposium (room IV)
- exhibition (Foyer room I)
- Cultural evening CANCELLED
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Traditional songs and music as well as Sufi poetry proclaimed by the artist Mehriban Zaki will be performed to commemorate the 550th anniversary of the death of Seyid Yahya Bakuvi (Shirvani), philosopher and poet (ca. 1390s-1463).

Founder of the Khalvatiyyah order, which is an important Sufi movement known for its strict ritual training of its dervishes and its emphasis on individual asceticism and retreat. This philosopher disseminated his movement worldwide. Today, his Mausoleum is very famous in the Old City of Baku (Icherisheher), which is now a World Heritage Site.

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By invitation, limited seating capacity:
dl.azerbaijan@unesco-delegations.org, 01 45 68 28 77
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