Franghiz Ali-Zadeh

© UNESCO / Franghiz Ali-Zadeh, UNESCO Artist for Peace

The renowned Azerbaijani composer and musician Ms Franghiz Ali-Zadeh was designated UNESCO Artist for Peace in April 2008, in recognition of her efforts to raise public awareness on musical education for orphans and children in need.

Ms Ali-Zadeh has devoted her career as a composer in building cultural bridges through the creation of a unique musical style, combining the Azerbaijani Mugham tradition, proclaimed as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity in 2003, and contemporary techniques.

In her capacity as a UNESCO Artist for Peace, she supports UNESCO’s Programme for the Education of Children in Need. The primary aim of this Programme is to give excluded and vulnerable children a better life, through projects that uphold best educational practice and facilitate social transformation and inclusiveness.

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