The Eurovision Song Contest has taken place in so many places all over Europe. In every host country there is more or less brought folklore, traditional or modern music into the shows. But the ESC has never been that far away like this year. Baku is located at the most Southern East corner of the European continent, located in at the Caspian Sea. This is a region rich in culture and the traditional music called Mugam is played all over Azerbaijan. It’s even on the list of deserving protection by the UNESCO. No wonder Azerbaijan proudly prepares some folkloristic show elements for the public.
There will be many traditional dancers and drummers in the interval act of the first semi final in a thriving and enthusiastic performance, wearing traditional costumes as well, percussion performance and traditional pipes fill the arena with emotions. This is what Eurovision is also about, having a look into different country’s music scenes and the appreciation of every country’s differences.