Media Coverage

The Foundation fields several research requests each month, from news agencies, filmmakers, scholars, and others. Among the public recognition that the Foundation has received to date are Washington Post Editor’s Pick, a review in the Voice of America World Music blog, and a Cultural Tourism D.C.’s member spotlight.

7/5/2013 Winners of youth essay contest visit Azerbaijan

5/17/2013 Bloq: Mədəni diplomatiya və Azərbaycanın ABŞ-da tanıdılması səyləri The Karabakh Foundation presented Spotlight Diplomacy: We All Shine, a panel discussion that was part of the 2013 Global Diaspora Forum Unconference Day.

5/1/2013 Essence of Friendship: It Takes Two to Tango

2/26 – 2/28/2013 Event Marking Anniversary of Khojaly Tragedy Held in Washington, D.C.Khojaly Genocide Commemorated in WashingtonInfluential State Institutions, Organizations Honor Khojaly Genocide, On February 26, Karabakh Foundation Executive Director Diana Altman spoke at the Azerbaijani Embassy’s Justice for Khojaly commemorative event at the Goethe-Institut in Washington, D.C. Mrs. Altman shared words on the role of culture in commemorating Khojaly. Chair of the Karbakh Foundation Board Adil Baguirov also spoke.

2/15/2013 Horse-riding traditions in Azerbaijan

2/7/2013 Karabakh Foundation feature on Azerbaijan’s ANS Television

1/17/2013 US press highlights project about Nizami Gangavi

1/2/2013 Display Nizami Ganjavi: 12th-Century Poet from Azerbaijan Showcased in U.S. A recent Karabakh Foundation press release, which discusses in detail the Foundation’s Nizami Ganjavi Initiative, was picked up by major newspapers across the country. 100 U.S. news sources published and syndicated Karabakh Foundation content, including Newsday, The Boston Globe, The San Francisco Chronicle, Houston Chronicle, The Miami Herald, San Jose Mercury News, United Press International, The Columbus Dispatch, The Sacramento Bee, and the Indianapolis Business Journal.

11/11/2012 Turkish-American Hour, Episode 49 The Karabakh Foundation’s September 2012 exhibition Azerbaijani Artist in Every Sense: Kamil Najafzade and film series featuring Shamil Najafzade is discussed.

10/23/2012 Slide show featuring KF activities.

10/23/2012 Американцы интересуются Азербайджаном, радуясь возможности почерпнуть больше информации о культуре этой страны

10/13/2012 US Karabakh Foundation’s delegation visits Khazar University

10/12/2012 US Karabakh Foundation’s executive director visits Khazar University 

10/11/2012 US Karabakh Foundation’s delegation visits State Administration Academy

10/9/2012 Karabakh Foundation’s ‘culltural diplomacy’ helps Americans understand Karabakh

10/9/2012 The presentation of American Karabakh Foundation Photos from Executive Director Diana Altman’s presentation at Khazar University.

9/26/2012 Showing Love: Karabakh Foundation The Karabakh Foundation was featured on the Center for Nonprofit Advancement website.

9/26/2012 Amerikada Azərbaycan rəsmləri və filmləri nümayiş olunub Mədəniyyət qəzeti covers the Azerbaijani Artist in Every Sense: Kamil Najafzade exhibition in Azerbaijani.

9/25/2012 Turkish-American Hour, Episode 85 Karabakh Foundation Executive Director Diana Cohen Altman and Program Officer Kelsey King speak about the Foundation’s mission and the September 2012 Azerbaijani Artist in Every Sense: Kamil Najafzade exhibition on the Turkish American Television Hour.

9/2012 Film Explores Life Imitating Art in Azerbaijan The Karabakh Foundation’s Azerbaijani Movie Thursday’s series was featured in the Takoma Park Community Newsletter.

8/12/2012 We Aim To Deepen U.S. Understanding Of Turkic Culture—A TurkishNY Interview with Executive Director Diana Cohen Altman in English and Turkish.

7/26/2012 Müstəqillik günündə amerikalılara Azərbaycan yeməkləri (VİDEO).

7/12/2012 Coverage of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Russian.

7/10/2012 Folklife, tombaks and kamanchas.

7/2/2012 The Folklife Festival—Traditions on the Mall.

7/2/2012 Weather disrupts 46th Annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival: Family activities.

6/29/2012 Ideas Calendar: June 30-July 6. The Karabakh Foundation’s Smithsonian Folklife Festival activities were featured on (Wall Street Journal), Life and Culture section, June 29, 2012.

6/29/2012 Sharing Azerbaijani Food and Culture. 

6/27/2012 D.C. gets folksy: Folklife Festival takes the Mall. 

6/27/2012 Entire week of fun in the sun: Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

6/26/2012 The Karabakh Foundation presents “Azerbaijani Thursdays” as part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

6/26/2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival Starts Tomorrow. 

4/25/2012 Yunus Emre Oratorio on stage after 54 years.

4/18/2012 Saygun’s ‘Yunus Emre Oratorio’ set for two performances in US.

3/30/2012 US Karabakh Foundation Discusses Azerbaijan’s Cultural Diplomacy. An article about H.E. Elin Suleymanov Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the United States and His Visit to the Karabakh Foundation.

2/14/2012 Khojaly initiatives of the Karabakh Foundation.The Karabakh Foundation joins the world community in observing the 20th anniversary of the Khojaly Tragedy February 25-26, in which hundreds of Azerbaijanis were killed and thousands of others wounded and otherwise impacted.

2/14/2012 20th anniversary of Khojaly Genocide commemorated in Washington–PHOTOSESSION.  The Azerbaijani Embassy in the US held a commemorative ceremony in Washington on occasion of the 20th anniversary of Khojaly genocide.

2/14/2012 Opening the Wells of Mugham & Turkish Music An article by Karren LaLonde Alenier about mugham performances in the US.

2/14/2012 Gulustan.wsNews.AzThe APA Coverage of the Karabakh Foundation’s Heritage Party at Longfellow Middle School in Falls Church, Virginia.

11/10/2011 CNN wrote about the tough, strong, noble and endangered Karabakh horse, with the help of the Chair of the Board Adil Baguirov.

11/01/2011 Azerbaijan Review covers the first ever appearance of Azerbaijan’s State Musical Comedy Troupe in the United States, presented by the Karabakh Foundation, the Azerbaijani New York Association and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

7/26/2011 Cultural Diplomacy News covers the Karabakh Foundation’s unique approach to cultural diplomacy.

6/2011 “What’s in a name? Everything! Azerbaijan’s magical carpets deserve recognition.”

6/21/2011 News.Az featured an update with more photos on the Karabakh Foundation’s contribbutions to The Textile Museum’s Outdoor Festival

6/11/2011 News.Az featured an article on The Textile Museum’s Outdoor Festival, and KF’s contribution of Azerbaijani music, dance, and textiles

6/11/2011 Azertaj featured an article on KF’s Azerbaijani contributions to The Textile Museum’s Outdoor Festival

5/19/2011 News.Az features KF’s recent move to a larger office

3/31/2011 TURKSOY: Music and Dance was selected as a Washington Post Editor’s Pick

3/29/2011 News.Az features KF in an article discussing the success of concert, Rhythms of Azerbaijan

3/28/2011 Azeri-Press Agency features KF and Rhythms of Azerbaijan

3/27/2011 The Washington Post featured the TURKSOY concert in its Going Out Guide

3/25/2011 Blogger Brian Silver writes a post about the March 24, 2011 concert featuring Natig Rhythm Group

3/23/2011 DCist blog spotlights Rhythms of Azerbaijan concert

3/10/2011 Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Culture features the Caucasus Composers Continuum Ensemble concert showcased at the Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art

3/9/2011 Mugham Radio writes about the Caucasus Composers Continuum Ensemble concert held at the Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art

2/28/2011 Smithsonian’s Around the Mall blog features Caucasus Composers Continuum

1/3/2011 INTERFAX-Azerbaijan Interview with KF’s Board Member, Adil Baguirov