Life experience There is one significant period in the history of Azerbaijan of the 20th century: it started at the end of the 60s and continued into the beginning of the 21st century. The Garabagh mugham school With centuries-old history, the Azerbaijani mugham has, according to experts’ opinion, lived its flourishing period at the time of Eastern Renaissance. The temples of Azerbaijan Young and independent Azerbaijan has a responsibility and the very honorable task of restoration and preservation of this rich heritage that we have received. My ring is turquoise... Contemporary culture of Azerbaijan has an important integral part which is the magical, fabulous world of music. Ancient traditions of the Azerbaijani sport The concept of the Olympic Games is a wonderful development of human thinking, a sign symbolizing the entrance of the mankind into the era of culture, the era of humanism. The golden heritage of Azerbaijan The roots of fine arts in Azerbaijan go back to ancient times. Artists of the past depicted people and animals in a highly artistic way. Behbudov's phenomenon This issue of our journal is quite unusual. For the first time it is dedicated not to any epoch, school, or art phenomenon. Our spiritual heritage The classical cultural heritage of the Azerbaijani people was connected, by indissoluble bonds, with religious and philosophical doctrine – Sufism – that had penetrated into the spiritual and social life of the society. Musıc, musıc... Azerbaijan, one of the most beautiful corners of the world, throughout the centuries has been the cradle of culture and the land that has given birth to so many outstanding musicians.