Aaron in Azerbaijan

Just another blog about Azerbaijan.

A Note From the Culture Desk

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We’ve already mentioned the Whitney Houston phenomenon.  Over the last week and a half, a new player has entered the stage of cultural anachronisms.  It’s Elton John.  Host Mom has been watching the music video for Sacrifice by Elton John for the last week or so.  It apparently has taken Whitney’s Bodyguard slot as the morning music video.  And then I arrived at work to hear Sacrifice blaring from the speakers of my colleagues.  I’m pretty sure I’ve never heard this song before.  Sacrifice isn’t the hit that I think of when I think of Elton, but it has apparently taken Lənkəran by storm, 25 years later.

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Written by Aaron

January 15, 2010 at 12:12 pm

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  1. […] Azerbaijani countrymen.  Most of the popular songs are either of Turkish or American origin.  The Elton and Whitney phenomena aside, it’s nearly guaranteed that I will be serenaded to the musical […]

  2. […] I’ve talked about the music emanating from cellphones and other sources before.  Among them Elton John and Whitney Houston.  It sounds like a new wave is hitting.  The big things now at the AccessBank […]


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