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.
On the coming Sunday, the Armenian Apostolic Church will celebrate the fourth of her five major feasts, the Assumption or Dormition of the Holy Mother of God. This episode of our program covers the origin of this feast, some aspects of its ritual, and its individual manifestations in Armenian sacred and folk music.