- Independent Journalism From Today's Armenia
March 19, 2004

Arts: Matters of Art and Culture in Armenia

Plastered by Music: “Speghani” holds together in song

“Buzz, buzzing bug, what are you doing? I'm spinning yarn,” sings Speghani choir.

If you haven't yet reached the fifth floor of the Yerevan Design Institute, where the choir is rehearsing, then it will seem to you there is a huge nest of bugs upstairs.

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Sailing on Sound: Armenian Navy Band opens home base in Yerevan

On March 13 the Armenian Navy Band and its founder Arto Tuncboyaciyan opened the doors of their long-expected “Avant Garde Folk Song Club and announced the release of the Armenian Navy Band's ??? HOW MANY compact disc, “The Voice of Our Life”.

“This club will become such a place where even the bravest ideas will be realized, where the borders separating artists from the art will be erased and the new things or old things presented in new form will be created,” says Tuncboyaciyan.

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Nuri-Nuris: Fate and the art of doll making

Every Saturday morning Ashot Khalatyan takes a bag full of good luck to sell at Yerevan 's outdoor bazaar, vernisage.

Inside the bag are the black bearded faces and traditionally-decorated headwear of dolls created thread by thread to hold together a tradition that reaches to pagan times in Armenia.

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At Risk: Sanctions in Georgia reveal Armenia's regional vulnerability

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Medicine on the Go: Villagers get treatment delivered to their door

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Fire and Rain and a Rain of Fire

Georgian President Mikael Saakhasvili braved rain for a visit to the Genocide Memorial in Yerevan last Saturday. The next day, his motorcade was fired upon as he tried to enter Ajaria, a contentiously contested autonomous republic on Georgia's Black Sea coast.



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