Music from Armenian Highlands-one of the cradles of civilization...
Work songs called “HOROVELS” and sacred melodies side by side.
Voice and traditional wind instruments (duduk, shvi, tav shvi, bloul, pku, zurna) in amazing duos. Selected Armenian
traditional and sacred songs are collected here in symbolic way to celebrate the trust of the human being in blessed work, in love with nature and with land.
Արևագալի երգ և հորդորակ/ Call & Song for Sunrise
by Nerses Shnorhali (XIIc.) / AFTER NOAH© L. Hovanissian
Edited by Lucineh Hovanissian (NONCOMMERCIAL)
VEM -CHANTS SACRES D'ARMENIE
Vem means rock in Armenian.The name of the album concerns the site where the recording was realized in the XII century Geghard (Unesco World Heritage Site)
monastery's rock-cut chapel in Armenia.
''The beautiful, classical voice has an intense power. It's pure music from a rich and old culture, Hovanissian makes me feel the intensity of the songs. The wind instruments can hardly be noticed, but in a subtle way they add an extra layer to the music. This ‘‘Vem’’ is a cd that makes me close my eyes and shows me a world much older than mine.''
Բաց մեզ, Տեր/ Open For us, Lord/ N. Shnorhali, XIIc.
Video: ''Home'' by Y. Arthus Bertrand/noncommercial use
Edited by L. Hovanissian /V EM © ADF Bayard Musique
Daniele F. Sourian Sahr, New York
Homage to Sergei Parajanov
Sayat-Nova-Arno Babajanyan: Elegy; Made in Armenia, © L.Hovanissian
Video Collage, voice, & piano- Lucineh Hovanissian