Topic: Music

By Harry Kezelian Special to the Mirror-Spectator DETROIT and YEREVAN — MVF Band has just released a music video of the classic Makhmur Aghjik dedicated to the song’s creators, Silva Kaputikyan and Khachatur Avetisyan, and filmed at[...]

NEW YORK (Broadway World) — The National Endowment for the Arts recently announced the recipients of its 2020 National Heritage Fellowships on July 28. Onnik Dinkjian of Fort Lee, N.J. is among the nine recipients to be honored this[...]

By Artsvi Bakhchinyan Special to the Mirror-Spectator YEREVAN/SAINT-PETERSBURG — Russian conductor Gurgen Petrosyan was born in 1991 in Nalchik, in the Kabardino-Balkaria region of North Caucasus. He studied at the College of Culture and[...]

ARMENIA/GERMANY – “It’s so hard to give vocal lessons by Skype. It’s terrible!” Lusine Arakelyan is an opera singer who teaches at the Aleksey Hekimyan Music School in Yerevan. Since the lockdown started in response to the[...]

FRANKFURT — Every year on April 24, the French Cathedral in Berlin welcomes Armenians and Germans to commemorate the anniversary of the 1915 genocide. I usually travel to the capital for the solemn ceremony. In Frankfurt, the historic[...]

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[...]

NEW YORK — Nvak, a music education non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating young global musical talent, is releasing an Armenian folk album from its collective of singer-songwriters on April 24. The album features 5 songs from[...]

LOS ANGELES — In commemoration of the Armenian Genocide, the Pogossian/Manouelian family will perform a charity concert on April 23 at 10 p.m. EST ( 7 p.m. PDT) live-streamed on the YouTube, Facebook and Instagram pages of the Dilijan[...]

By Artsvi Bakhchinyan Special to the Mirror-Spectator YEREVAN/SKOPJE — The Tavitjan brothers from Skopje, Macedonia, Diran (born in 1977) and Garo (born in 1982) work in the fields of jazz, contemporary, ethno, experimental and[...]

By Artsvi Bakhchinyan Special to the Mirror-Spectator YEREVAN/BELGRADE — Katarina Kacunkovic is a Serbian singer, songwriter, producer, vocal educator and radio host. She was born in Belgrade, in the family of famous sculptor Milorad[...]