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GUTAN 2023

August 26, 2023

The festival will take place on August 26 at 19:00 p.m. in the Cafesjian Sculpture Garden.

The festival is organized by the initiative of the “Mrro” Armenian National Art Center and the support of the Cafesjian Center for the Arts. 
The objective of the festival is to preserve and spread traditional Armenian songs and dances, making them more them more recognizable to young people and passing them on from generation to generation.

The festival is organized with the following principles: 
• Presenting traditional songs and dances as performed by folk groups according to their ethnic
versions without any modern arrangements;
• Using national instruments exclusively (duduk, blul, shvi, zurna, pku, kopal, dhol, etc.) to invest in preserving the traditional Armenian melody and voice; 
• Creating and screening films about the activities of the Armenian song and dance performers of our past, thus valuing their activity and contributions.  

These groups will perform during GUTAN 2023:
“Sasna Tsrer”
“Menq enq Mer Sarere” | Artsakh


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