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Female dance
Male dance
Khanchobany (dance) in Nowruz
Jangi (dance)

Azerbaijani dances (Azerbaijani: Azərbaycan Rəqsləri) are traditional dances developed and performed in the Republic of Azerbaijan. These dances are known for their quick tempo and the dancers' traditional clothing.[1]

Examples of dances in Azerbaijan

During Nowruz

Nowruz (meaning "a new day" in Persian, spelled as Novruz in Azerbaijani) is an ancient celebration of the Iranian New Year and spring and the renewal and fertility to come. Nowruz is observed on the day of vernal equinox in Iran and as far east as Tajikistan and as far west as the Kurdish regions of Turkey. Novruz in Azerbaijan is a family holiday that ends with festive public dancing and other entertainment of folk bands.

Musical archaeology

Archaeological research connects the musical culture of modern-day Azerbaijan with Mesolithic rock carvings depicting dancing people at the archaeological sites in Qobustan and Nakhchivan.[6]

See also


  1. ^ Azerbaijan - a part of Europe (2007-11-24). "Azerbaijan - a part of Europe". Retrieved 2012-12-16.
  2. ^ Azerbaijani Dance Archived May 29, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Traditional Azeri Dance". Archived from the original on 2013-01-06. Retrieved 2012-12-16.
  4. ^ National dances
  5. ^ Swiss girls perform Azerbaijani dances Archived May 31, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Sturman, Janet (ed,): "The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Music and Culture", University of Arizona, 2019. pp.289-290.ISBN 978-1-4833-1775-5