With Ara Dinkjian, Pervin Chakar & Ertan Tekin & Alexandr Iradyan, Yerkaran Project, Vomank,
Gomidas Vartabed (1869–1935), priest, composer, music ethnologist and singer, known as the »voice of the Armenians«. His works are a one-of-a kind testimony to musical and multicultural exchange. On the occasion of Gomidas’ 150th birthday, a variety of select, international artists dedicate themselves to his musical legacy: In addition to the Armenian-American oud player ARA DINKJIAN, German based Kurdish soprano PERVIN CHAKAR will impart insights into Gomidas’ diverse collection of music. Participants also include the ARCANA QUARTETT as well as two outstanding collectives of musicians from Istanbul: VOMANK, known as the only purveyors of West-Armenian music in Turkey, as well as the YERKARAN PROJECT, which revives Gomidas’ multi-lingual work in the languages of Turkish, Kurdish and Armenian.
This concert series will continue with a performance in Istanbul on 08.10., Gomidas’ 150th birthday.
Image: Johannes von Dassel
Stage photos: Ute Langkafel