Topic: Music

By Anastasia Tsioulcas NEW YORK (NPR) — Legendary duduk player Jivan Gasparyan died on July 6, according to a Facebook post by his grandson and protégé, Jivan Gasparyan Jr. He was 92. He was a prolific performer, playing on the[...]

PARIS – On Saturday, May 22, the anniversary of the birth of the famous singer Charles Aznavour in 1924, a bust in his image, offered by the Aznavour Foundation, was inaugurated in Paris by the mayor of the French capital, Anne Hidalgo.[...]

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. – Alice Berberian Haidostian, born September 21, 1925 in Highland Park, MI, passed away peacefully at her home on March 24, 2021. As she was frequently known to say in her later years…”I have lived a great[...]

ATLANTA – “Anything is possible: I might end up in Broadway! I never limit myself,” laughs Arpenik Hakobyan while having her big cup of decaf (it’s late afternoon in Atlanta, GA). That makes me feel relieved to drink my tea without[...]

LOS ANGELES — Even before she founded the nonprofit Nvak Foundation in 2016 and took the helm as CEO of the innovative record label Nvak Collective, Tamar Kaprelian was already a star. In fact, by then this charismatic Armenian-American[...]

BOSTON — The Armenians and the Irish perhaps don’t have all that much in common. But what comes to mind when either nationality is mentioned is a long history of culture and struggle, and a love for music and singing. So it’s no[...]

WATERTOWN — The Armenian Museum of America has launched its fourth online program called the “Sound Archive,” which is featured on its website and social media pages every month. The debut offering presents the full catalog of[...]

YEREVAN/BUENOS AIRES — Argentinian-Armenian composer, musicologist, writer, translator, and artist, professor Juan Yelanguezian was born in 1950 in Buenos Aires. In 1972-1973 he studied journalism at the Catholic Institute of Social[...]

PARIS – French-Armenian Anahit Simonian is a creative polymath, performing on the piano in various genres, composing music and writing film scripts, while moving back and forth between Spain and France each year. This year she was chosen[...]

YEREVAN / DUBAI – Musician Nina Boutchakjian, known as “Nina Oud” on her social media platforms, was born in Lebanon to an Armenian father (whose family hails from Aintab) and Lebanese mother and raised in Sweden (Stockholm/Nykvarn).[...]