Oshagan Chapter of Hamazkayin Cyprus Held Cultural Evening
The season’s third event of Oshagan Chapter of Hamazkayin Cyprus took place on March 29, 2017. More than 40 culture lovers attended the event.
In the first part of the program, Vartan Tashjian delivered a speech about the intellectual teacher Vahram Mavian that was familiar to many participants as their teacher at Melkonian Educational Institution. Vartan Tashjian thoroughly presented Mavian’s life and work, especially focusing on the years when he was Vahram Mavian’s student and was brought up inspired by his teacher’s presence.
In the second part, Alice Ayvazian presented the musical heritage of Gomidas. She spoke about the Armenian musical notes called Khazer, the superb work done by Gomidas for decrypting that amazing phonographic system. Then, she spoke about the efforts, which Gomidas made to prevent foreign influences on Armenian songs leaving us some significant solo samples of his arrangements.
The audience left satisfied, and the atmosphere of the event confirmed that the culture lover society of the Armenian Community of Cyprus is looking forward to cultural evenings organized by Hamazkayin.