Azerbaijan International

Spring 2005 (13.1)
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Reader's Forum

More than 40 years ago when I was a child, I used to dance with Jujalarim (1963-1973). Berta Adamovna Brailovskaya was our teacher. I was one of only 10 girls who were among those chosen to go to Hungary for the Children's Festival in 1968.

The following year, our group performed in Yugoslavia. It was a very prestigious trip because the Soviet Union could send only one group. We had to go to Moscow to compete and perform in front of a panel of judges. Our group from Azerbaijan was chosen out of hundreds of other groups from all over the Soviet Union. They considered us the best. We were so proud!

Now that I live in Los Angeles, I've been searching to find information about Jujalarim because so much of my life is tied to the history of that dance group. These memories are so dear to me.

Just recently, I discovered the article about Jujalarim on your Web site - When I listen to that song Jujalarim, I close my eyes and I become 8 years old again. Thank you, again and again for featuring Jujalarim because it was a magic moment in my life!

Nadia Arkharova
Los Angeles


Editor's Note: Search for "Jujalarim". You'll find the article: "Just for Kids: Ju-ja-lar-im - Our Little Chicks", which tells the story about Sugra Baghirzade, who sang this song at the Festival of the Decade of Azerbaijani Art in Moscow in 1959. Also available: photos, music notes, Azeri words in Azeri Latin script, and in English transliteration. The English translation is also there. Jujalarim is still popular as a children's song today - nearly 50 years later.

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