multimediaGuide Soft as velvet: Miqayel Voskanyan & Friends' ‘homey’ tribute to ‘Makhmur Aghjik’ For the past eight years, the Miqayel Voskanyan & Friends Band (MVF Band) has been cementing their place in the Armenian music scene—and beyond. Their distinct take on the folk genre has taken them on tour across Europe, Asia, and the U.S., and there is hardly a club or venue in Yerevan where they have not jammed. These days, however, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced musicians inside. But the folks at MVF Band are undeterred. Check out the music video of their latest song, a beautiful cover of “Makhmur Aghjik,” below!
collaboration ArtLinks x h-pem | ‘Love has no thorns’: (Re)Imagining medieval poetry in the 21st century The Hamazkayin ArtLinks program has become the premier destination for all things art and Armenian for young diasporans in North America. It is no shock, then, that h-pem would join forces for a collaboration of the ages! In June 2019, the fourth installment of ArtLinks took place in the remote Canadian countryside, where a creative writing workshop stirred some creative juices. The result was a modern production of poems using a traditional style perfected by a medieval Armenian monk. Read all about it below!