The Tagharan program is dedicated to the spiritual and folk branches of Armenian music. At the heart of the creation of the program is the idea of kinship of these two branches, which was first scientifically dealt with by Komitas. In the episodes of the program, we consider the relationship between Armenian folk and sacred music branches, present the stages of their historical development and their genre manifestations, describe the music component of folk and Church rites, reflect on the most important works of Church singing art as well as discuss actual problems of Armenian medieval studies and folklore with specialists.
This two-part episode is dedicated to the theme of the Armenian Genocide as reflected in Armenian folk songs. It is constructed around the 22 folk songs on this topic that are published in music notation in a separate section of folklorist Verzhine Svazlyan's study «The Armenian Genocide: Testimonies of Eyewitness Survivors» (Yerevan, 2011).