October 3, 2008
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The following pictures were made at the: 1) U.S. Azeris Network (USAN) concert at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington D.C. on October 1, 2008, as well as from 2) the 6th Annual Turkish Festival in Washington D.C. on October 5 and from two receptions for the USAN conference participants on September 30 and October 2. The U.S. Azeris Network (USAN), is a registered non-profit, non-partisan, non-sectarian genuine grassroots advocacy and voter education network that is facilitating political activism and efforts by the Azerbaijani-Americans and other Turkic-Americans and their associations, organizations, councils, conferences, and other formal, semi-formal and informal groups, on federal, state and local levels. USAN is the first nationwide grassroots organization uniting Azerbaijani-Americans, being created by the grassroots, for the grassroots.

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Reception for USAN conference attendees on September 30 at Turk Evi

Concert at the Kennedy Center on October 1 – “Silk Road” chamber orchestra performing
Concert at the Kennedy Center on October 1 – “Silk Road” chamber orchestra performing along with the mugham trio

Azerbaijani jazz by the trio of Mr. Rain Sultanov

Azerbaijani jigits performing traditional folk dances

Mr. Tahir Eynullayev and his partner performing traditional Azerbaijani folk dance
One of the top Azerbaijani pop singers, Ms. Tunzala Aghayeva, performing

The great mugham trio performing alongside with chamber orchestra
The Azerbaijani jigits performing a “choban” dance — the folk dance of shepherds

The finale of the concert, with all performers on stage

The sign on the wall says “Welcome” in Azerbaijani
The USAN stand at the Turkic Festival

The Azerbaijan Culture Stand at the Turkish Festival
The USAN stand offered a variety of political and historical information about Azerbaijan and the Azerbaijani-Americans

The Azerbaijani jigits were very popular
An Azerbaijani dance performance by a USAN activist

A USAN activist explaining the situation to an interested person
An Azerbaijani dance performance by a USAN activist

The Azerbaijani Culture Stand was pretty popular
Most of the USAN activists pose for a photo together