Fikrat Amirov with his wife Aida, daughter Sevil and son Jamil in 1959.
Azerbaijanis have their share of brilliant, talented individuals that we think can be compared to some of the best in the world. Here are a few who excel in art, music and science that we've met in the course of producing this magazine.
Alakbarova, Shovkat - Beloved Singer of Azerbaijan's Folk Songs and Love Songs
Garayev, Gara - Composer
Gasimova, Khuraman and Fidan (Kasimova in Russian) - Sisters who are both opera singers
Hajibeyov, Uzeyir - Composer. "Celebrating the 110 Anniversary (1995) of Composer Uzeyir Hajibeyov "Leyli and Majnun" opera; "Hajibeyov: His Real Genius"
Heyerdahl, Thor - Norwegian anthropologist and social scientist. "The Azerbaijan Connection: Challenging Euro-Centric Theories of Migration"; Scandinavian Ancestry
Ibrahimbeyov, Rustam - Screenwriter. 1995 Film Oscar for Best Foreign Film; and Cinema and Censorship: A Glimpse of the Former Soviet Union; Rustam Ibrahimbeyov - Then and Now
Khanmammadov, Haji - Composer for Tar
Najafov, Fazil - Sculptor
Niyazi - Conductor