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.
Since the earliest times of the history of Armenian people, the region of Shirak has been famous for its developed and rich music culture. The two parts of this broadcast are dedicated to the folk music culture of Shirak. Our guest is PhD in Musicology, researcher at the Shirak Center for Armenian Studies at the National Academy of Sciences Hasmik Harutyunyan.