collaboration #IsolateWithHPem episode 12: Garabala’s Aline Naccachian Running out of juice during these trying times? Well, we've got you covered! On April 6, h-pem kicked-off its social connection initiative #IsolateWithHPem. For the foreseeable future, we will periodically post exclusive videos from our talented friends, who are professionals in their respective fields—from cooking and dance to comedy, journalism, and beyond. Their snappy tutorials will help us all combat the challenges posed by physical isolation through a virtual learning hub. Stay tuned!
multimediaGuide 'Mokatz Harsner': Hear all about the brides of Moks “Mokatz Harsner," translated as “The Brides of Moks” (an ancient Armenian province, located in present-day Van), is about the beauty and grace of the brides of Moks. A corresponding dance to this song is often performed by females at weddings.
multimediaGuide 'Yaman Yar': No singing here From listening to this tune, it may be a bit difficult to parse the folk song from the modern rabiz... After all, there is no singing here, and the main features of the song seem to be the clarinet and dhol (Armenian drums)—staples of rabiz, kef time (party) music in Armenia.
multimediaGuide 'Leylum': Try not to dance when you hear this French ethno folk band, Collectif Medz Bazar, is comprised of young Armenian, Kurdish, Turkish, French, and American members from Paris. One of their most renowned songs, "Leylum," is based on the popular Sasuntsi wedding dance song, "Mayroke," about a beautiful, black-haired girl named Mariam—“Mayro” in the Sasuntsi dialect.