How should we safeguard our identity in times when we are constantly bombarded with information and ideas which often act to erode the sense of one’s identity? How can Armenians persevere in the current geopolitical conditions? We offer the means. Learn more about the history of Armenia, our heritage, our language, our traditions, and values during the radio program “Akunk” (Source).
- Tigran Tumachan
Musician and ethnographer Mihran Toumajan is one of the five famous pupils of Komitas. Having lost their brilliant teacher, they went through hellish situations, and after finding each other again, they committed themselves to the cause of spreading Armenian music, especially the works of their teacher.
In 1923, they left for different countries. Mihran Toumajan went to the USA, where he founded the Armenian Song choral company and in parallel began to collect samples of folk music from his compatriots from various provinces of Western Armenia who miraculously survived and found refuge in America and to transcribe these samples to music notation.
Philologist Tigran Tumachan recounts about his uncle.