Armenian Folk Singing Workshop 2

at Pomegranate Studios
535 Cerrillos Rd
Santa Fe NM 87501
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Time: 1:30pm     Day: Saturday     Doors: 1:00pm     Ages: All Ages     Price: $20
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Join members of Naghash Ensemble and Santa Fe's Sevda Choir and learn some beautiful Armenian folk songs! We had a fantastic time learning songs with Miqayel from MVF Band. This workshop will continue to delve into the pronunciation, unique meter and rhythms and poetic origins of Armenian folk songs. You do not need to have attended the previous workshop to participate.

Registration costs $20 (plus a $2 service charges). They are also available by phone through Hold My Ticket at 505-886-1251.

This year AMP's partnership with Center Stage will focus on Armenia.  We'll have two very different Armenian groups performing, doing workshops and community activities. The more classically inspired Naghash Ensemble elevates Armenian folk songs with classical/chorale arrangements. AMP Residencies provide artists an opportunity to perform several shows in New Mexico, visit schools, do workshops and get to know our beautiful state and people. These are great opportunities for the groups and for all of us! Check out all our Armenian programs here!

Center StageThe Naghash Ensemble is part of Center Stagea public diplomacy initiative of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs with funding provided by the U.S. Government, administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts in cooperation with the U.S. Regional Arts Organizations. General management is provided by Lisa Booth Management, Inc.

"A stunning discovery" (Bayerischer Rundfunk), The Naghash Ensemble combines the earthy spirituality of Armenian folk song, new classical music, and contemporary post-minimalism with the energy of rock and jazz. Three brilliant female vocalists and some of Armenia's finest instrumentalists on duduk, oud, dhol, and piano play captivating new music based on sacred texts by the medieval Armenian mystic poet and priest, Mkrtich Naghash.

Written by Armenian-American composer John Hodian, The Naghash Ensemble's "Songs of Exile" is a meditation on man's relationship to God from the perspective of a monk forced to live in exile for many years. "Part folk music, part classical, and profoundly moving. Unmistakably Armenian, but out of this world." (Armenisch-Deutsche Korrespondenz)

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