Monitoring Desk: Azerbaijani military band takes part in the 12th Spasskaya Tower International Military Music Festival for the first time which started in Moscow on August 23, reports state run News Agency AZERTAC.
According to AZERTAC, Azerbaijan is represented by the military band of the Military Academy named after Heydar Aliyev and the Song and Dance Ensemble of the Army Ideological and Cultural Center named after Hazi Aslanov.
The festival which is attended by over a thousand musicians, vocalists, and dancers, will last until September 1.
It may be mentioned that the Spasskaya Tower International Military Music Festival is an annual military music event and military tattoo held in Moscow on Red Square.
Spasskaya Tower was built in 1491 by the Italian architect Pietro Antonio Solari. Initially, it was named the Frolovskaya Tower after the Church of Frol and Lavr in the Kremlin. The original Tower is no more there , which is no longer there. The tower’s modern name comes from the icon of ‘Spas Nerukotvorny’ (Russian: Спас Нерукотворный) translated as ‘The Saviour Not Made by Hands’, which was placed above the gates on the inside wall in 1658 and removed in 1917. The tower is also named for the wall-painted icon of ‘Spas Smolensky’ (Russian: Спас Смоленский) translated as ‘Smolensky Saviour’, which was created in the 16th century on the outside wall of tower, plastered over in 1937, but reopened and restored in 2010
According to rules, each team is given six minutes for performance in which team performs orchestras and march along with songs.