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10 November 2021

“Voices of Peace” – the UK’s Azerbaijani Diaspora Celebrate and Dream of Healing in the Caucasus

London’s musical "Voices of Peace" event stands out amid a flurry of celebrations one year after Azerbaijan’s reclaiming of its once-occupied lands through the Second Karabakh War.

“Voices of Peace” – the UK’s Azerbaijani Diaspora Celebrate and Dream of Healing in the Caucasus

A year after the dramatic retaking of Shusha that brought the Second Karabakh War to an end, Azerbaijanis have been celebrating ‘Victory Day’ (Zəfər günü). In Baku, merry crowds waved flags from their cars, a parade carried a mind-bogglingly long ribbon of flag snaking down the main seafront boulevard, and an impressive firework display lit up the evening sky.