BELMONT, Mass. — The Tekeyan Cultural Association Boston Chapter has recently been relaunched. The group, headed by Baydzig Kalaydjian, held its inaugural event, a concert by renowned Armenian troubadour, Rouben Hakhverdyan, at the hall of the Holy Cross Armenian Catholic Church here on Saturday, June 22.
The program was sold out, with more than 150 requests for tickets had to go unanswered.
Hakhverdyan has a trademark style of gruff singing voice along with playing the guitar. His lyrics, capturing the day-to-day relationships, romance, frustrations and complications, have been popular since the independence of Armenia. He has often been compared to
On Saturday he was accompanied by Artyom Manukyan on bass and Gegam Margarian on keyboards.
Serving on the organizing committee along with Kalaydjian were Silva and Sarkis Antreasian, Maral and Vatche Der Torossian, Marina Margarian Kavlakian and Sossi Yoghurtdjian.
Thanking her committee members, Kalaydjian said, “The Tekeyan Boston Chapter is a success today because we had friends who believed in us and we didn’t have the heart to let them down…”