“MUSICAL ARMENIA”: GET INSPIRED, MAKE IT YOUR OWN! (VIDEO MATERIAL)

Some people say that music makes the world go round; they say that music is to the soul what words are to the mind… A vibrant energy filled the air of the backstage at the AGBU Hall. Friendly atmosphere, amicable conversations…
Let me see... Much better now!
Narine and Ani were talking vivaciously, inspiring one another, and helping another participant to tidy up stage costumes: “Everything is just marvellous”...

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AGBU MUSICAL ARMENIA PROGRAM NOW INCLUDES NON-ARMENIAN STUDENTS (VIDEO MATERIAL)

Yukinori Kinoshita, a young Japanese pianist, studying in the United States, had learnt about the legacy of Komitas only three months before deciding to visit the Master’s homeland. Following extensive research he realized that the best way to discover Armenia and Armenian culture for a beginner musician was to participate in the AGBU’s Musical Armenia Program (MAP). He registered immediately and together with the other nine participants of this year’s Musical Armenia program arrived in Yerevan in June, thus breaking with tradition...

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DISCOVERING THEIR HERITAGE THROUGH MUSIC (VIDEO MATERIAL)

AGBU Musical Armenia Program (MAP), the newest of AGBU’s summer youth programs, celebrated its third birthday this summer. The third season of the program brought 12 talented Diaspora-Armenian musicians from the USA, Canada, Cyprus, Great Britain, Syria, Russia and Uruguay. The three-week program included individual master classes given by the most renowned professionals, lectures by well-known professors, various cultural events and sightseeing. At the end of the program participants also performed during their own Gala Concert. Since its establishment, the Musical Armenia Program has hosted 30 talented Diaspora-Armenians some of whom have stayed...

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“MUSICAL ARMENIA IS AN EXTRAORDINARY PROGRAM AND IS, BY FAR, THE BEST WAY TO UNDERSTAND AND APPRECIATE ARMENIAN CULTURE”

Native New Yorker Stepan Atamian studies comparative literature at Columbia University. His love of music, singing, in particular, compelled him to join six other Disporan youth in Armenia this summer for the second annual AGBU Musical Armenia Program. Here, Stepan shares impressions of his three-week stay in Armenia. “During the second week of AGBU’s Musical Armenia Program (or MAP, as we participants liked to call it), I received, perhaps, the greatest piece of singing advice in my life. My voice teacher said: ‘Even when you are singing...

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AGBU’S MUSICAL ARMENIA PROGRAM PROVIDES NEW OPPORTUNITIES TO YOUNG AND TALENTED ARTISTS (VIDEO MATERIAL)

AGBU’s Musical Armenia Program’s (MAP) second annual season took place between July 15-August 3. Seven talented Diasporan Armenians from Bulgaria, Canada and the USA journeyed to their homeland to benefit from the unique opportunity offered by AGBU: spend three weeks in Armenia, participate in training and master classes, attend different cultural events and, at the end of program, perform in their own Gala Concert. The program is...

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