Arts & Culture

Yerevan’s Christian Heritage

Yerevan’s Christian heritage has usually been overshadowed because of its proximity to the Holy See of Ejmiatsin. The first accounts about churches in Yerevan are from records dating back to the Third Church Council of Dvin in 607 AD.

Back to the USSR: Vintage Soviet Glassware

An extensive collection of vintage Soviet glassware has found a home in Gyumri, Armenia’s second largest city. Boasting over 1600 pieces, the collection was carefully curated by collector Artush Mkrtchyan. Arpine Haroyan unfolds the history of the collection to its post-WWII origins.

From Cilicia to Gyumri to Beirut

From Cilicia to Gyumri to Beirut

In this photo essay, Roubina Margossian discovers a gem near the neighborhood where she grew up in Beirut. The Kohar Library, established by the Khatchadourian brothers, who founded the Kohar Symphony based out of Gyumri, houses thousands of books related to Armenian music and so much more.

The Last Bard of Leninakan

The Last Bard of Leninakan

Jag Bambir, one of Armenia’s most beloved musicians, is an early pioneer of the rock and roll movement in the former Soviet Union. In this piece, Raffi Meneshian reviews a recent concert Jag gave in Gyumri in April where he presented his latest creation – Treaton.

New Music: A Conglomerate of Ideas and Solutions

What is New Music and why is it not thriving in Armenia? According to composer and musician Artur Avanesov, New Music is a vibrant conglomerate of ideas and solutions, a vast network of communications, pretty much like a modern metropolis; it pushes boundaries and is a search for new sounds and forms.

A Room of Our Own: An Invitation to Write

Atoussa S. explores the history of women writing and their absence in the literary canon. In this essay for EVN Report, she seeks answers to the questions: What circumstances make women writing/literature possible? What do women own in their writing? What is the meaning of this ownership?

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