Topic: Armenian music

ԼINCOLN, R.I. — As we pulled up to the well-kept, unassuming 1950s-style ranch, my driver announced: “this is the House that George built.” Getting out of the car, I stared up at the home, which was as well-constructed as one could[...]

TALLAHASEE, Fla. – Armenians can be found in nearly any corner of the world and in nearly every profession, so perhaps it shouldn’t be surprising that one of the longstanding members of George Clinton’s Parliament-Funkadelic[...]

YEREVAN — The voice of Sevana Tchakerian, folk singer, arranger, composer, and instrumentalist, has become quite familiar to the ears of music lovers in the Armenian Diaspora and Armenia in recent years. Best known for Collectif Medz[...]

DETROIT — The Detroit metropolitan area, the home of some 40,000 Armenians, has perhaps the singular honor in the Eastern United States of having two Armenian programs broadcast on the radio airwaves. The two programs, H.A.R.C. (Heritage[...]

RIGA, Latvia — For Armenians, Komitas Vartabed, both as a man as well as a musician, remains a revered figure. His brilliant musicianship, coupled with his unimaginable suffering as a witness to the Armenian Genocide and his subsequent[...]

By Harry A. Kezelian III Special to the Mirror-Spectator DETROIT — “That generation…” Stephan Karougian, the 80-something male soloist of St. John’s Armenian Church Komitas Choir in Detroit, was telling me about his parents, as I[...]

By Harry Kezelian Special to the Mirror-Spectator DETROIT — The last few years has seen a very interesting phenomenon in the Armenian music world – the growth of what might be called “modern Armenian folk music.” These new[...]

FRESNO — The Armenian Studies Program will hold a special event, “Armenian-American Musical Heritage of the San Joaquin Valley,” on Saturday, February 29, 1-5 p.m., in the University Business Center on the Fresno State campus. The[...]

LOS ANGELES — “Music of Historic Armenia” will be a lecture/performance by oud virtuoso Richard Hagopian at Abril Bookstore on February 22, where he will discuss the origins and melodic modes of Armenian music, focusing on the[...]

YEREVAN/BUENOS AIRES — Alin Demirdjian is an Argentinian-Armenian singer-songwriter. She has two solo albums with her own songs in Spanish, and she has also been part of different Argentinian and Armenian musical projects in Buenos[...]