By MaryLynda Bozian-Cruikshank
Special to the Mirror-Spectator
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J.- The Mher Mergerdchian Theatrical Group (MMTG) and the Tekeyan Cultural Association (TCA) hosted actor and singer, Hovhannes Babakhanyan, to perform at a program titled “Poetry and Love Songs” on Friday, October 5 at the Tekeyan Center.
Harout Chatmajian, chair of MMTG, and Hilda Hartounian, chair of the New York/New Jersey branch of the TCA, collaborated to bring this highly talented actor to the Center.
In anticipation to see this performance, over 80 guests were in attendance. Chatmajian introduced the actor, and he emerged in a shiny silver suit, ponytail, and wing-tipped shoes, and started to sing romantic songs by Robert Amirkhanyan, Sayat Nova, Ashugh Sheram, as well as other songs.
He recited several poems by Vahan Tekeyan, including “Hayu Hokin,” “Ahavaor Pan Muh Ayndegh” and others.