Happy Azerbaijan Republic Day

The Azerbaijan Center and the Houston-Baku Sister City Association would like to extend its best wishes to all Azerbaijani around the world on the 97th anniversary of Azerbaijan Republic Day.

Houston City Council Member Robert Gallegos presented a proclamation on behalf of the Mayor of Houston Annise D. Parker.


The Azerbaijan Center is also very proud and thankful to have received resolutions and certificates of recognition from Congressman Randy Weber, Congressman Gene Green, Congressman Pete Olson, State Representative Alma Allen and State Representative Hubert Vo.




The Azerbaijan Center and the Houston-Baku Sister City Association were proud to host and showcase the end of year children’s Recital “Music Is In The Air!” on Sunday, May 24th 2015. The event gathered young talents from the community, their teachers, their families and a special guest singer for the occasion.

Our talented pianist, teachers and friends, Tarana Taylor and Nargiz Jeffus along with Mrs. Akhoundova, CEO of the Azerbaijan Center and President of the HBSCA greeted the guests and introduced the young talents of Azerbaijan and more.

Music is the litterature of the heart; it commences when speech ends. – Alphonse de Lamartine

The recital featured budding pianists Timur Balametov, Kamillah Obaidy and Leyla Mammadli. The students’ musical performance included songs from J. S. Bach, R. Schumann, K. Czerny,  E. Grieg, M. Clementi and many more.

Following the children’s delightful performance, Nargiz Jeffus and our special guest singer Kamiyar made us travel to our Land Of Fire, Azerbaijan, with the words and notes of Tofig Guliyev, Azerbaijani composer, pianist and conductor mixed with folk Azerbaijani songs filling the air and stopping time for an instant.20150524_Collage_notes

We would like to express our sincere thanks to all the artists for sharing their talents and to all the participants for joining us that day. You are the key to our success.