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Published on Dec 16, 2008
Slide show with music and text from performance: EVOCATIONS OF ARMENIA - Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York - November 23rd, 2008
Nora Armani - actor David Bakamjian - cello
Feel the spirit of Armenian legends as Armani and Bakamjian take us on a cultural journey sampling national poets, storytellers, composers, folk songs, and sacred chants. The story of the enchanted Dove Abbey by Hovhannes Toumanian (poet par excellence from Lori), the music of Komitas and Alan Hovhaness, the sacred chants of Sharagans, the legend of Akhtamar and other favorites highlight this performance piece featuring solo cello and spoken word.