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Imagine Festival to be held in Ganja for the first time

Ganja to host Imagine Festival

"This year, the Imagine festival will also be organized in Ganja for the first time. Imagine festival gives us the opportunity to discuss and understand what unites us," EU Ambassador to Azerbaijan Kestutis Jankauskas said.

Report informs that he spoke at a press conference on the opening of the 3rd Imagine festival in Azerbaijan.

"This year we are holding a festival with a special scale. It will be held for the first time in Ganja. Various events will be organized: concerts, exhibitions, film screenings," he said.

Notably, the third festival of European tolerance and cultural diversity Imagine will be held from May 1 to May 15.

More than 30 feature and documentary films on the theme of tolerance and diversity will be presented during the Festival.

Well-known film directors from France, Latvia, Finland, the Netherlands and Belgium will join the Festival to present their movies and participate in debates on topics related to diversity. Master classes to students and local young film directors on documentary film making will also be offered at Universities. The organizers are proud to welcome as special guest the famous Dutch director, Robert Rombout, with more than 35 years of filming experience and currently teaching in Belgium.

Diversity is about music too. Keeping previous years' tradition, the programme of the festival promises to be varied and original: Portuguese flavor will be brought by Magda Mendes with European/Azerbaijani ensemble on 7 May, whereas guitar player "El Amir" coming straight from the heart of Andalucia, Spain will bring flamenco and Mediterranean vibes to the Baku public. Last but not least, Marcelo Moncada, a Belgian/Chilean saxophone player will drive us to the jazz improvisation territory with two unconventional concerts.

The festival will be inaugurated with a photo exhibition of the works of French photographer, Nicolas Landemard, resident in Brussels. His photos catch the reality of European institutions in Brussels, with their daily routine. A special section of this exhibition will be dedicated to diversity.

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